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Saudis work to curb Iran’s influence

Worried by Iran’s deepening involvement in the Arab world, Saudi Arabia has been working quietly to curtail the Shiite nation’s influence and prevent the marginalization of Sunni Muslims in the region’s hotspots. Analysts say the tug-of-war between the two Mideast powers signals a new chapter in an uneasy relationship, one that has swung over the years between wariness and — at times — outright confrontation. “Events on the ground indicate that the two countries are working against each other as their differences are played out outside their borders,” said Ibrahim Bayram, a reporter for the Lebanese An-Nahar newspaper. Full Story

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