Saudi Arabia Is Iran’s New National Security Threat

The relationship between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries — a political and economic union consisting of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates — is on a dangerous trajectory and risks leading to direct confrontation. During a recent seminar in Europe, a European diplomat who has made the case to officials in Riyadh for Saudi-Iran rapprochement starkly told me that the regional situation was even comparable to pre-World War I Europe.

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Saudi Arabia Is Iran’s New National Security Threat,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, The Huffington Post, June 3, 2016.