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Media: Saudi attempts to block the anti-Iranian bloc met with resistance

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Saudi Arabian allies sided with Riyadh in a diplomatic war with Tehran, but the monarchy’s attempt to create a broad coalition against Iran ran into resistance, reports Look with reference to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).




“Bahrain, a tiny island nation linked to Saudi Arabia by the dam, and Sudan, which sought to get Riyadh’s financial backing, quickly cut off all ties with Iran after the kingdom made a step in response to attacks on its diplomatic institutions in the Islamic Republic” - writes the American newspaper.

However, many other allies resisted the kingdom. The excessive desire of the Saudis to "show diplomatic strength against Iran" may have the opposite effect, the WSJ said.

“Saudi Arabia is trying to build an anti-Iranian coalition at a rather broad level,” the newspaper quoted Hani Sabra, chief analyst of the Eurasia Group on the Middle East. “What we see is even more isolated Saudi Arabia.”

The WSJ draws attention to Pakistan, which in general is trying to “stay away” from this diplomatic war. "Pakistan will continue to play an active and balanced role as a friend of both Saudi Arabia and Iran in order to overcome differences," said the newspaper of Pakistani national security adviser Sartaj Aziz.

Saudi Arabia will suffer a little damage from the closure of trade with Iran, but for other countries in the region, Iran is an important trading partner, concludes the publication.
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  2. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 19 January 2016 16: 45
    +6
    It is impossible, at first to spoil everyone, and then they themselves are called to the coalition effectively. Some already have fists in their pockets ...
  3. Cobra77
    Cobra77 19 January 2016 16: 52
    +10
    Yes, in general, it was expected. The Saudis are not very well liked. They are frostbitten all over their heads. True, Iranians are also disliked. For they are not much better. And why go into the disassembly of old "friends"? It's easier to stand a little aside and trade with both :) East ...
  4. alexdn
    alexdn 19 January 2016 16: 54
    +4
    America infected Saudi Arabia with exclusivity !? Now the latter will blame Iran for everything and impose sanctions against it.
  5. Cobra77
    Cobra77 19 January 2016 16: 58
    +3
    Quote: VNP1958PVN
    It is impossible, at first to spoil everyone, and then they themselves are called to the coalition effectively. Some already have fists in their pockets ...


    Can. Look at the amers. They come out quite well in the same way. Just what is allowed to Jupiter, is not allowed to the bull ....
  6. izya top
    izya top 19 January 2016 17: 03
    +2
    another sanctioner?
  7. gladysheff2010
    gladysheff2010 19 January 2016 17: 27
    0
    It is one thing to support an "ally" in words, but no one wants to die for the king, especially the Saudi! No.
  8. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 19 January 2016 17: 44
    0
    I did not understand what block was going to create a CA ...
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 19 January 2016 18: 12
    0
    It’s impossible to gather Arabs into a single company for the sake of confrontation with Iran under any circumstances. The Arab world is so heterogeneous, there are so many fading conflicts and insults from the SA, there’s not enough to reconcile everyone within their coalition !!
  10. valent45
    valent45 19 January 2016 18: 31
    0
    I think the Saudis will soon lose all their supporters. Iran is now ascending.
  11. ALABAY45
    ALABAY45 19 January 2016 19: 18
    +1
    "Pakistan, which generally tries to" stay away "
    Oh, well, after all, no way, but the state is nuclear! Iran, too, is "not a gift" for the Saudis, it seems like there are missiles and a "peaceful atom" ... Fuck knows that it will hit the Shiites in the head! belay
    1. BaLaLaykin
      BaLaLaykin 19 January 2016 20: 45
      0
      There are Muslim shrines in Saudi Arabia, so no one dares to start fighting in the territory of the SA, only pointwise remove the Saudis from power by transferring power to another clan, and Israel will not allow it to be done, their Saudas are quite happy hi
      1. cap
        cap 19 January 2016 23: 34
        +1
        Quote: Lalaika
        There are Muslim shrines in Saudi Arabia, so no one dares to start fighting in the territory of the SA, only pointwise remove the Saudis from power by transferring power to another clan, and Israel will not allow it to be done, their Saudas are quite happy hi


        You are absolutely right. Do not forget that:
        "Members of the terrorist organization" Islamic State "blew up two ancient mausoleums, which are located in the captured Syrian Palmyra, writes AFP.
        Terrorists undermined the tomb of Muhammad bin Ali, a descendant of the cousin of the prophet Muhammad, who was located in the mountains four kilometers north of Palmyra.
        The second architectural victim of the terrorists was the mausoleum of the religious leader Nizar Abu Baaddin, 500 meters from the ancient ruins of Palmyra.
        So far, they have destroyed about 50 Islamic mausoleums in the controlled regions in the north and east of Syria. "
        Such actions cannot be unrequited. These are Shia shrines.
        Here's a picture of oil. The heads of shaitans are cut for money.
        I wonder what they cut off for the idea?
  12. Severok
    Severok 19 January 2016 22: 12
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    I liked the position of Pakistan - pure pragmatism!