Saudi Arabia is paying price of Iran’s global rehabilitation

Wastnidge, Edward (2016). Saudi Arabia is paying price of Iran’s global rehabilitation. The Conversation.



As 2015 drew to a close, you could have been forgiven for cautious optimism as far as Saudi-Iranian relations were concerned. With the years-in-the-making nuclear deal finally sealed, Iran had finally been brought in from the cold in talks over the Syrian conflict. A fragile ceasefire had been agreed between the warring factions in Yemen. Iran and Saudi Arabia had also begun planning direct talks on the issues that had been dividing the two regional powerhouses.

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