A New Mideast Power Duo?
By Harold Hutchison
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have been drawing closer, particularly due to the Obama Administration’s failure to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions. This has become noticeable in recent weeks, as Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi crown prince who also serves as defense minister and deputy prime minister.
“To counter Iran’s influence, Saudi Arabia has often looked towards Pakistan’s help,” Sarfraz Khan, the chairman of the Area Study Center at the University of Peshawar, told VOA’s Deewa Radio.