The restoration of ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia – in a deal brokered by China reflects a changing world order. What can we expect for global diplomacy?
Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to resume diplomatic ties and the effects are expected to be felt across the region. Until now, the two countries were bitter rivals. The deal also highlights China’s role as a mediator.
Joining the discussion:
- Ali Akbar Dareini is a researcher and writer.
- Salman Al-Ansari is a political researcher.
- Victor Gao is chair professor at Soochow University.
- Trita Parsi is the executive vice president of the Quincy Institute.
Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to re-establish relations after years of hostility that had threatened stability and security in the Gulf and helped fuel conflicts in the Middle East from Yemen to Syria https://t.co/2Vd2yWocr1 pic.twitter.com/iWoGkQEXtJ
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 11, 2023
Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to resume diplomatic relations in a deal brokered by China, ending seven years of estrangement https://t.co/C6vu2j4g1L
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 10, 2023