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Negative Consequences

Saudi-Iranian Row on Regional Crises

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Negative Consequences

Negative Consequences: Repercussions of the Saudi-Iranian Row on Regional Crises

The unprecedented tension between Riyadh and Tehran is pushing regional crises - namely Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon - into multiple negative consequences. This tension would prolong the duration of the military option in Yemen and Syria, prevent the settlement of political disputes in Lebanon, at least in the foreseeable future, and deepen the domestic crisis in Iraq. Overall, the negative consequences of this dispute affect security and stability in the whole region.

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