By Sal Bommarito
Sectarian violence and threats resulting from the ISIS conflict and other events in the Middle East are starting to occur on a daily basis. Led by Saudi Arabia, Sunnis are responding to a number of Iranian provocations in the region. Most experts believe this is the beginning of a long drawn-out confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia. A New York Times article details these matters.
Stirring Sunni outrage towards Iran are the following significant actions:
- Iran’s backing of a rebel faction in Yemen. The Saudis are leading airstrikes against the insurgents.
- Iran’s support of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. The Saudis are aiding jihadists in Syria that are fighting government forces.
- Iran’s support of Iraqi forces against ISIS. The Saudis have warned Washington “not to allow the Iranian-backed militia to capture too much of Iraq [in the fight with ISIS].
- The U.S./Iran pending nuclear deal. Saudis have indicated that…
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