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Saudi cleric says Shi’ites loyal to kingdom, not Iran

A leading Shi’ite cleric said on Monday Saudi Shi’ites would not be dragged into a sectarian conflict in the region and that their loyalty was to the kingdom and not Iran. “Shi’ite citizens are proud of their nationalism and don’t see themselves as an element in regional political struggles in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon,” Sheikh Hassan al-Saffar, the most prominent cleric among minority Shi’ites in Saudi Arabia, told reporters. Full Story

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