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The Saudi-led bombing is opposed by Iran, which is accused of backing the Yemeni rebels. The US, meanwhile, is helping the Saudi campaign - while also seeking to strike a compromise with Tehran over its nuclear program. Gayane Chichakyan reports on a complex tangle of interests in the region.
originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: Phatdamage
the Saudis have been our enemy ever since 9/11.
originally posted by: Osiris1953
a reply to: crazyewok
Yup, the Saudi royals even consider the Bush clan part of their extended family.
It's a complex issue, but I do see the strategic value of making deals with the most stable countries in the region even if they don't like one another. At least while the menace that is ISIS continues their campaign of death.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Iran in Yemen.
U.S. helping Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
Iran in Iraq and Syria against ISIS.
U.S. allegedly bombing ISIS to help Iran.
Iran helping Hezbollah and Hamas against Israel.
U.S. negotiating with Iran on nuclear weapons and sanctions.
The whole thing sounds ass backwards.