Saudi Arabia has been forging links to Iraq since reopening its Baghdad embassy in 2016.
Its adversary Iran has strong Iraqi ties.
If Riyadh avoids antagonising Tehran, invests wisely and quiets anti-Shiite rhetoric, Iraq can be a bridge between the rival powers – not a battleground.
- What’s new?
After a quarter-century of estrangement, Saudi Arabia has re-opened diplomatic relations with Iraq in an attempt to counter strong Iranian influence.
- Why does it matter?
The Saudi approach…