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Iran Supreme Leader: Bahrain’s Move Against Top Cleric Risks Violence

DUBAI, June 26 – Iran’s supreme leader has blasted as “foolishness” a decision by Bahrain’s leaders to strip a top Shiite Muslim cleric of his citizenship, and said it could provoke violence from Shiites, who make up the majority in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom. The speech by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, carried by state media, came

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