Saudi Arabia will shift away from US over Iran, Syria « The Greenroom: "This isn’t necessarily all bad, but it’s not very good, either. Both Saudi Arabia and Iran want to export radical and aggressive versions of Islam, and the Saudis have been supporting the extremist Sunni networks in Syria aligned with al-Qaeda in order to fight its proxy war against Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah. However, Saudi Arabia has been far more accommodating on other Western priorities than Iran has been or ever will be, and they have led the other Sunni Arab states into a sort of uneasily friendly relationship with the West. If the Saudis change directions, that might make our position in the region a lot more complicated, and without any significant benefit to the US for the change in direction."
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