Iran and Saudi: Détente on the Horizon

Iran and Saudi: Détente on the Horizon

September 8, 2014

<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span style="">After a year of hesitation, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is signaling his readiness to reach out to Tehran’s chief regional rival—Saudi Arabia. Last week, a&nbsp;top official was sent to Riyadh; he was the most senior Iranian visitor to the country since Rouhani’s election in June 2013.&nbsp;Despite the mutual animus of recent years, the Saudis look to be receptive to Tehran’s overtures. Events in the region, particularly the consolidation of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, are undoubtedly the key catalysts behind the timing of such a potential détente.</span></span></p>

Iran and Saudi: Détente on the Horizon

Iran and Saudi: Détente on the Horizon

September 8, 2014

<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span style="">After a year of hesitation, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is signaling his readiness to reach out to Tehran’s chief regional rival—Saudi Arabia. Last week, a&nbsp;top official was sent to Riyadh; he was the most senior Iranian visitor to the country since Rouhani’s election in June 2013.&nbsp;Despite the mutual animus of recent years, the Saudis look to be receptive to Tehran’s overtures. Events in the region, particularly the consolidation of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, are undoubtedly the key catalysts behind the timing of such a potential détente.</span></span></p>

Iran and Saudi: Détente on the Horizon

Iran and Saudi: Détente on the Horizon

September 8, 2014

<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span style="">After a year of hesitation, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is signaling his readiness to reach out to Tehran’s chief regional rival—Saudi Arabia. Last week, a&nbsp;top official was sent to Riyadh; he was the most senior Iranian visitor to the country since Rouhani’s election in June 2013.&nbsp;Despite the mutual animus of recent years, the Saudis look to be receptive to Tehran’s overtures. Events in the region, particularly the consolidation of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, are undoubtedly the key catalysts behind the timing of such a potential détente.</span></span></p>

Iran and Saudi: Détente on the Horizon

Iran and Saudi: Détente on the Horizon

September 8, 2014

<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span style="">After a year of hesitation, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is signaling his readiness to reach out to Tehran’s chief regional rival—Saudi Arabia. Last week, a&nbsp;top official was sent to Riyadh; he was the most senior Iranian visitor to the country since Rouhani’s election in June 2013.&nbsp;Despite the mutual animus of recent years, the Saudis look to be receptive to Tehran’s overtures. Events in the region, particularly the consolidation of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, are undoubtedly the key catalysts behind the timing of such a potential détente.</span></span></p>