Saudi King Salman opened the Arab summit with a call for a “decisive and repelling stand” that would stop alleged Iranian aggression. Photo: AP
James M. Dorsey
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia banking on Muslim and Arab summits to strengthen its hand. Don’t believe the hype

  • Strongly worded statements are the most likely outcome given the divisions in the region after eight years of war in Syria and inaction over Yemen’s humanitarian crisis
  • Riyadh hopes three high-level gatherings in two days will bolster its position as a leader of the Islamic and Arab world

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Saudi King Salman opened the Arab summit with a call for a “decisive and repelling stand” that would stop alleged Iranian aggression. Photo: AP
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Seal of approval: US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo

Oil, nukes, Trump and North Korea on Shinzo Abe’s agenda as Japan sets date for Iran visit

  • The Japanese prime minister is heading to Iran mid-June
  • He will act as a go-between for Washington and Tehran
Topic |   Iran

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Seal of approval: US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
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