Friday, August 18, 2017

Middle East Turning Into Geopolitical Blocks And Alliances With All The Hallmarks Of Pre-War Europe

Saudi, Iraqi leaders draw closer after Sadr meeting

The motivation for Moqtada al-Sadr, an Iraqi Shia Muslim cleric, to meet the Saudi c rown prince last month was an attempt to roll back Iranian influence in Iraq, seek a leadership role and tone down sectarianism between the two countries, analysts say. Sadr, who is openly hostile to the US, was hosted on July 30…