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Secretary Kerry in Riyadh, in Photos
01/23/2016

Secretary Kerry in Riyadh, in Photos

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Saudi capital January 23, 2016 for meetings with King Salman and officials, and a session with GCC foreign ministers. Here are photos of the events from the U.S. State Department.

Can Iran Change? – Foreign Minister Al-Jubeir Op-ed
01/19/2016

Can Iran Change? – Foreign Minister Al-Jubeir Op-ed

Today, in the wake of a tumultuous period in which diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Tehran have been severed, another former Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has written an op-ed with a similar title, “Can Iran Change?” in The New York Times. Below you can find the opening of Minister Al-Jubeir’s op-ed along [link to the full op-ed] with a summary provided today by the Saudi Press Agency, both for your consideration.

Council on Foreign Relations President Haass on Saudi-US Relations
01/08/2016

Council on Foreign Relations President Haass on Saudi-US Relations

Richard Haass, a frequent contributor to the show and President of the Council on Foreign Relations was asked about Saudi Arabia’s relations with Iran and with the United States, responding to a letter to the editor of The New York Times. He also commented on the question of dropping oil prices on the world market. Here for your consideration is a transcript of his succinct comments on this topics.

Special Report – Media Coverage of Saudi Developments
01/07/2016

Special Report – Media Coverage of Saudi Developments

This weekend’s news from the Gulf shined a light on the Saudi-Iranian relationship and especially on developments in the Kingdom. Today the Economist published several insightful articles that we would like to bring to your attention.

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