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Saudis: ‘We Need Not to Concern Ourselves’ with Qatar

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister dismissed the Sunni kingdom’s dispute with Qatar as insignificant this week, saying it has bigger problems to address as the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) continues to implement dramatic reforms across the country.

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Iran Threatens to Quit Syria Talks Due to ‘Negative Role’ of Saudi Arabia

The 17-nation talks held in Vienna on Friday were meant to begin an international dialogue about bringing an end to the Syrian civil war. The project has already run into significant trouble due to the longstanding animosity between two of the most important regional powers, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iran has begun threatening to quit the talks over what they describe as the “negative role” of the Saudis.