January 30, 2012

Consequences of War for Saudi Arabia

Brian Downing, Asia Times

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Saudi Arabian threats that its military could join a Western-led conflict with Iran heap more pressure on Riyadh's Shi'ite rival. However, the House of Saud could invite isolation in the Muslim world for siding so openly with the United States and Israel, while Tehran could strike back by arming the restive Shi'ite minority in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east.

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