Despite the many challenges and occasional hiccups, Iran and Saudi Arabia have indicated a continued commitment to their rapprochement. However, the ongoing war in Gaza and the regional spillover—including in the Red Sea—are putting pressure on the normalization effort.
Amwaj.media invited three experts to assess whether the risk of a broader conflagration, including the armed confrontation involving Yemen's Ansarullah movement—better known as the Houthis—may derail the Iranian-Saudi rapprochement.
Aziz Alghashian is an Associate Fellow at the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO).
Arash Azizi is a Senior Lecturer in History and Political Science at Clemson University.
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