Saudi Arabia beheads three more criminals days after new king assumes the throne

Obama with the new king.  UK PM David Cameron also met with King Salman.

Saudi Arabia has carried out the second, third and fourth beheadings under the reign of King Salman just days after he assumed the throne.

Today’s executions of the men, two of whom were accused of drug smuggling, show the oil-rich Arab state is unlikely to back down over the enforcement of its strict version of Sharia law.

One of the men, convicted heroin trafficker Latif Khan Nurzada from Pakistan, was executed in the holy city Mecca – within hours of the new king meeting U.S. President Barack Obama…