Nasrallah lashes out at Riyadh over executions, lambasts House of Saud

In a televised speech on Sunday, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah lashed out at Saudi Arabia and its royal family over the execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr and 46 other Shiites the previous day. He called the execution an "alarming event", saying "the House of Saud might have taken what it did lightly but it is not an incident that can go unnoticed." Nasrallah also issued a blistering condemnation of the royal family and challenged its legitimacy, claiming "The House of Saud imposed itself on the Arabian Peninsula's people through massacres, murder and intimidation and the kingdom was created with British support and funding as part of a colonial scheme."

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