The Heat: Rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia executed a high profile Shia cleric Jan. 2, sparking outrage and inflaming long-simmering tensions with Iran.

Iran protested outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran, and in response Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties. Is this a sectarian divide between regional powers, or a fight for dominance?

CCTV America’s Nathan King reports.

The Heat: Rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia pt1

The Heat: Rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia pt1

Saudi Arabia executed a high profile Shia cleric Jan. 2, sparking outrage and inflaming long-simmering tensions with Iran. Iran protested outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran, and in response Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties. Is this a sectarian divide between regional powers, or a fight for dominance? CCTV America’s Nathan King reports. The Heat interviewed three experts about the severed diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia: Former Saudi Navy commodore Abdualteef Al Mulhim. Hamid Reza Gholamzadeh, editor-in-chief of Mehr News English.

The Heat interviewed three experts about the severed diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia:

The Heat: Rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia pt2

The Heat: Rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia pt2

Saudi Arabia executed a high profile Shia cleric Jan. 2, sparking outrage and inflaming long-simmering tensions with Iran. Iran protested outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran, and in response Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties. Is this a sectarian divide between regional powers, or a fight for dominance? The Heat interviewed three experts about the severed diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia: Hillary Mann-Leverett, CEO of Stratega, a political risk firm, and co-author of “Going To Tehran.”

  • Former Saudi Navy commodore Abdualteef Al Mulhim.
  • Hamid Reza Gholamzadeh, editor-in-chief of Mehr News English.
  • Hillary Mann-Leverett, CEO of Stratega, a political risk firm, and co-author of “Going To Tehran.”