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Kerry Urges Saudi, Iranian Counterparts to Exercise Calm

  • Pamela Dockins

The U.S. has launched a cautious diplomatic effort to deal with the rift in relations and war of words between Saudi Arabia and Iran that resulted from the Saudi execution of a leading Shi’ite cleric, Sheikh Namr al-Nimr.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been reaching out to officials in both countries to urge calm in the dispute, which could threaten other U.S. interests in the region. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports.

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