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Iran and the Arab world after the nuclear deal

In this new piece, Ibrahim Sharqieh Fraihat explains why Arab states are concerned that the Iran nuclear deal will lead to additional chaos in the Middle East. He points out that Arab states blame Iran for perpetuating civil wars in Syria and Yemen and do not trust the Obama Administration to take a firm line to prevent further trouble. Ultimately, though, Fraihat argues that the deal presents an opportunity for Iran and Saudi Arabia to engage directly to address how to de-escalate the region’s conflicts.


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