Iran believes that the geopolitical chessboard of the Middle East is significantly changing, reasserting Iran’s hegemony, due to the lifting of sanctions, Iran’s improving ties with the Eastern and Western powers, as well as the geopolitical, strategic and economic tilt of Asian nations, Russia, Europe and the US towards Iran.
Iran needs an “enemy” to survive. This has been the foundational pillar of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy since its establishment 1979. Directing hostility toward Saudi Arabia was the solutionDr. Majid Rafizadeh