DECRYPTION – Anticipating an agreement between Washington and Tehran, the crown prince endorses secret talks in Iraq with Tehran.
The impetuous Saudi crown prince understood that the tide had turned in the Middle East. Mohammed Ben Salman (MBS) reaches out to Iran and wants to have a “Good relationship” with Saudi Arabia’s big rival in the Middle East. The very one he swore to submit thanks to his convergence of views with the former US administration of Donald Trump. But since the election of Joe Biden in Washington, the time is no longer for the confrontation with Tehran, but for negotiations in Vienna on a return to the international nuclear agreement of 2015 and, more broadly, a detente with the Islamic Republic. A relaxation desired by the new tenant of the White House, who without breaking with MBS, intends not to have personal contact with the one the CIA considers responsible for the assassination of dissident Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
As a result, on Tuesday evening in a long interview with a Saudi journalist on a local television station, MBS solemnly declared that “Iran is a
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