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CLÉMENT THERME

Research Fellow for Iran at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

02 July 2019 12:01 PM

Iraq Torn Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Harassed by the United States to respect the embargo against Iran, Iraq is an essential pawn in the Iranian-Saudi competition for regional leadership. But beeing in a process of reconstruction, it can in no way put an end to its cooperation with the Islamic Republic and has everything to gain from developing economic relations with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries.