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An Antipathetic Relationship

Continuing with the theme of the troubled relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia, especially over Yemen, here is an Al Jazeera report examining how Yemenis are reacting to foreign interference in their country’s civil war:

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On Sunday, Ali Larijani, the speaker of the Iranian parliament,  criticized the Saudi government for sending forces to Yemen and killing fellow Muslims: “The intervention of Saudi government in Yemen and repeated bombardment of unprotected Yemeni Muslims by Tornado and F-15 fighters is astounding. How has his Excellency, the servant of the two honourable shrines, allowed Muslims’ blood be split in Yemen by means of its military devices? The news proves that the US government has been the accomplice and assistance in such suppressive measures.”

Here is also a Foreign Policy article that asks the question: Are the Saudis prepared to constrain oil prices to weaken Iran?



Sahar Zubairy

Sahar Zubairy recently graduated from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas- Austin with Masters in Global Policy Studies. She graduated from Texas A&M University with Phi Beta Kappa honors in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In Summer 2008, she was the Southwest Asia/Gulf Intern at the Henry L. Stimson Center, where she researched Iran and the Persian Gulf. She was also a member of a research team that helped develop a website investigating the possible effects of closure of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf by Iran.

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