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Iran, Saudi Arabia Face Common Threat in Islamic Statei
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Scott Stearns
September 04, 2014 8:51 PM
Saudi Arabia will be a big part of the Obama administration's push for an international coalition to fight the Islamic State extremist group. Iran is already in that fight, backing a new government in Baghdad and helping arm the Kurds. So how does Washington balance long-standing mistrust between Tehran and Riyadh with Iran's informal cooperation against the Islamic State. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns has the story.

Iran, Saudi Arabia Face Common Threat in Islamic State

Published September 04, 2014

Saudi Arabia will be a big part of the Obama administration's push for an international coalition to fight the Islamic State extremist group. Iran is already in that fight, backing a new government in Baghdad and helping arm the Kurds. So how does Washington balance long-standing mistrust between Tehran and Riyadh with Iran's informal cooperation against the Islamic State. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns has the story.


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