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War of words: Saudi Arabia v Iran

Brief - No2 - 05 February 2016

Florence Gaub

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Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran have been rocky for the better part of the last century. Not only have the two Middle Eastern powerhouses regularly resorted to drastic measures (including occupying each other’s embassies and suspending diplomatic relations), they have also repeatedly employed emotive language and hyperbolic phrases to express their respective feelings.

This Brief tells their story in their own words.