July 13, 2016

IF NOT INTENDED IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN:

What the Iran deal has meant for Saudi Arabia and regional tensions (Bruce Riedel | July 13, 2016, bROOKINGS)

One unintended but very important consequence of the Iran nuclear deal has been to aggravate and intensify Saudi Arabia's concerns about Iran's regional goals and intentions. This fueling of Saudi fears has in turn fanned sectarian tensions in the region to unprecedented levels.

Of course stoking Saudi angst and perhaps even paranoia was not the intention of the deal's negotiators. 

Posted by at July 13, 2016 1:41 PM

  

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