Saudi Arabia and Iran: Diplomatic Breakdown Amid a Proxy War

January 7, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (Jan. 6, 2016) on the growing diplomatic conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Draitser explains that the breakdown in relations is part of a broader international proxy war that includes the massacre of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria as well as the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, both of which are retribution for the pivotal role that Iran has played in Syria, as well as its alleged backing of Houthi rebels in Yemen.

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