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Zarif Invitation to Visit Riyadh Accepted by Tehran

Zarif Invitation to Visit Riyadh Accepted by Tehran

  Readers of MEB should not have been surprised at the public announcement May 13 by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal that his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, has been formally invited to visit the Kingdom.  For months, ...

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Why Oman Declined a Request to Mediate between Riyadh and Tehran

Why Oman Declined a Request to Mediate between Riyadh and Tehran

The assumption that the invitation extended by Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal to Iran’s foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif was merely an attempt to call Tehran’s bluff may not be accurate.  MEB sources report that already last February Riyadh had requested that Oman be the mediator ...

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Assad Manipulates the Fight in North Syria in Support of ISIL

Assad Manipulates the Fight in North Syria in Support of ISIL

During the past few weeks, the pattern of Bashar Al Assad’s air force bombardment of the axis defined by Dair Al Zour, Reqa and Aleppo confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt that the Syrian regime is using its military force to ...

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Hagel in Jeddah to Reassure, Boost Arms Sales to GCC

Hagel in Jeddah to Reassure, Boost Arms Sales to GCC

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last week in a mission aimed at reassuring Gulf Cooperation Council allies that the United States is not about to compromise regional security for a nuclear deal with Iran, and ...

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