Saudi Arabia to collapse over ‘sectarian’ policies: Iranian general

January 9, 2016 - 0:0

A senior Iranian commander said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia will collapse in the near future, unless it ends its sectarian policies in the region, according to Press TV.

“The policies of the Saudi regime will have a domino effect and they will be buried under the avalanche they have created,” said Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

“If the Al Saud regime does not correct this path, it will collapse in the near future,” Tasnim news agency quoted General Salami as saying.

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia announced the execution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr despite international calls for his release. This led angry protesters to hold demonstrations in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in the northeastern city of Mashhad, censuring the Al Saud regime for the killing of Nimr.