Saudi Arabia Takes the Initiative Against Iran

(Jerusalem Post) Mudar Zahran - Saudi Arabia's war on Iranian loyalists in Yemen, the Houthis, will have a major influence on the region. For the first time in this century, an Arab state took the initiative to attack Iran's interests. Saudi deputy crown prince and defense minister Muhammad bin-Salman, 34, convinced the Saudi monarchy to fight Iran. Iran has been verbally threatening everyone in the region in recent years, but Salman has slapped Iran in the face without worrying about any consequences. Iran's loyalists have never been in a more fragile position - not because of Saudi Arabia's military might, but because Saudi Arabia has public Arab support for its military operations in Yemen. In fact, Arab social media has been overflowing with praise for Salman and Saudi Arabia. Before the Saudi operations began, many called Israel crazy for wanting to counter Iran's hostility with military action. Now Saudi Arabia has set an example of possibly the best method to silence Iran. Also, Salman has established himself as a man willing to take the fight to Iran rather than just await Iran's actions.

2015-05-21 00:00:00

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