March 25, 2023
From: Inside Story

China brokers settlement between two adversaries to revive diplomatic relations.

Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to revive diplomatic relations following talks between the 2 regional rivals in China.

Entrenched on completely different sides on a number of points, and in proxy wars – notably in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon – few would have believed even days in the past {that a} rapprochement between the 2 was about to occur.

The US was not concerned within the deal in a area the place it could see itself because the dominant energy.

China brokered the Saudi-Iran negotiations – with the announcement of the profitable final result made in Beijing.

What are the implications of this settlement – ​​within the area and past?

Presenter: Adrian Finigan


Foad Izadi – Affiliate professor on the College of Tehran

Hillary Mann Leverett – CEO at political threat consultancy Stratega in McLean, Virginia

Ibrahim Fraihat – Battle decision specialist, affiliate professor, Doha Institute, and writer of, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Taming a Chaotic Battle

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