REUTERS/Niranjan Shrestha/Pool - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attends the closing session of 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu November 27, 2014.

Opinion

Is Pakistan pivoting away from Saudi Arabia?

April 28, 2015, Bruce Riedel

Saudi Arabia continues to press Pakistan for tangible support in Yemen, but while President Sharif reiterates commitment to defend the kingdom if it is attacked, Pakistan’s domestic opposition to interference is strong, writes Bruce Riedel. Pakistan’s parliamentary decision for neutrality has been met with the praise from the Pakistani public and the promise of China’s alliance in the case of severed ties, says Riedel.

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