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The American effort to portray the $60 billion arms deal between Riyadh and Washington as aimed against Tehran doesn’t fit with the Saudi point of view. “Iran is not the enemy, Israel is the enemy,” the head of the Center for Strategic Studies in Saudi Arabia declared in an interview with Al Jazeera. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia twice last week, and Iran reported that a senior Iranian official would visit Riyadh soon.

(Zvi Bar’el – Ha’aretz)

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