Riyadh keeps a close watch on Iraq

July 2014
MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;7/11/2014, Vol. 58 Issue 28, p26
The article looks at Saudi Arabia's foreign policy as of 2014, focusing on its relationship with Iraq in the context of the crisis there over the insurgency of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis) militant Islamist group. Topics include the Saudi government's claim that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has heightened Sunni-Shia sectarian conflict and al-Maliki's claim that Saudi Arabia has supported militant Islamist groups. Saudi Arabia's geopolitical competition with Iran is cited.


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