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What are the implications of the Saudi-Iranian diplomatic deal?


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China mediates between two opponents to restore diplomatic relations.

Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to restore diplomatic ties following talks between the two regional rivals in China.

Entrenched on different sides on a myriad of issues, and in proxy wars – particularly in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon – few days ago would have believed that a rapprochement between the two was about to happen.

The United States was not involved in the deal in a region where it would see itself as the dominant power.

China brokered the Saudi-Iran negotiations – announcing the successful outcome in Beijing.

What are the implications of this agreement – ​​in the region and beyond?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Foad Izadi – Associate Professor at Tehran University

Hillary Mann Leverett – CEO of political risk consulting firm Stratega in McLean, Virginia

Ibrahim Fraihat – Conflict Resolution Specialist, Associate Professor, Doha Institute, and author of Iran and Saudi Arabia: Taming a Chaotic Conflict

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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