Friday, November 13, 2020

Biden Has Won, Iran Will Be Big-Headed?

 The King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman, called on the world power today to be firm against its arch-enemy Iran, as the election of Joe Biden as US President is alleged to have prompted them to work to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

Thus, such a firm stand is expected to ensure that the Iranian regime will not acquire weapons of mass destruction, expand its ballistic missile program and threaten world peace.

Previously, the two countries faced decades-long conflict as supremacy in the Middle East, and competed in territorial conflicts from Syria to Yemen.

As such, Riyadh is beginning to be wary of Biden's promise to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between the superpower and Iran, an important agreement negotiated during his tenure as vice president under Barack Obama.

However, the deal was terminated by President Donald Trump and put pressure on Iran with various sanctions.

In addition, the King also condemned the rebels linked to Iran in the neighboring country, Yemen, for repeatedly shooting civilians with drones and ballistic missiles.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has led a coalition of troops against rebels in a 5-year conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and evicted millions of people from their homes. The UN describes the conflict as the worst humanitarian disaster in the world.

In addition, King Salman reiterated his support for a solution to 2 countries for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this regard, he acted not to sign the recent normalization agreement between Israel and Saudi allies, namely Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan.

Although the country is alleged to have ties to Israel, Saudi Arabia has officially refused to recognize the Jewish state without a solution to the Palestinian issue.