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Growing tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran
Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran have deteriorated in recent days, raising concerns in the Middle East and around the world. While tensions between the two nations are not new, the situation reached a boiling point on Saturday when the Saudi government executed 47 people accused of being terrorists, including a prominent Shiite cleric.
Valentine Moghadam, a professor of sociology and international affairs and director of Northeastern’s International Affairs program and Middle East Studies, explains how the conflict began and what the international community should do.