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Sunday 3 January 2016 - 16:02
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Tehran names a street after Sheikh Nimr

Tehran names a street after Sheikh Nimr
Tehran,January 3, The Iran Project Tehran city council has approved the double-emergency plan to name one of the streets of Tehran after prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

A member of Tehran City Council, Mohsen Pirhadi, announced on Sunday that the Council approved the double-emergency plan to name one of the streets of Tehran after top Shia cleric sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr.

Pirhadi said no street has been chosen yet, adding that council'sNaming Commission will review the case, and then it will be discussed in the next meeting of the Council.

Following the Riyadh regimes execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 46 other people on Saturday, the name of one of the streets in Mashhad was also changed to Sheikh Nimr.

Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along 46 other peoplein defiance of international calls for the release of the prominent Shia clericand other jailed political dissidents in the kingdom.

The Iranian government and religious leaders across the Middle East have condemned the execution of a prominent Shia cleric by Saudi Arabia and warned of repercussions for the countrys royal family.
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