The Heat: Saudi-Iran Relations

The Heat

Prince Salman

Recent events in Saudi Arabia are sending shockwaves throughout the Middle East.

It is locked in a diplomatic row with Iran after a missile was fired against Riyadh. The Yemen-based Houthi rebels took credit for the attack. Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has blamed Tehran for supplying rockets to the Houthis;  a charge rejected by Iran.

In the midst of all this, the Crown Prince has launched a major anti-corruption drive targeting the kingdom’s business and political elite.

CGTN’s Yasser Hakim reports from Cairo.

To discuss all of this:

  • Fahad Nazer, International Affairs fellow for National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
  • Mohammad Marandi, professor of North American Studies at the University of Tehran 
  • Halim Shebaya, political analyst and lecturer for Lebanese American University
  • Roby Barrett, expert on Gulf Affairs, Middle East Institute and author of “The Gulf and the Struggle for Hegemony”

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