If the relations between the countries of the region were to reflect sectarian strife, the people would certainly die as a result of war. Therefore, it is necessary to realize that the geographical borders are a constant and a destiny that can’t be escaped by building bars. Thus, we ought to highlight the common denominator. History between Saudi Arabia and Iraq was not all rivalry and brusqueness. Anyone who understands the chaos of sectarian discourse and the magnitude of the poisonous atmosphere will not be surprised by what was said in light of Moqtada al-Sadr’s visit to Saudi Arabia. In fact, during the Friday sermon on August 4, 2017, al Sadr speculated on his own assassination saying: “If my life were to end, it would be because my last steps bothered so many,” in reference to his visit to Saudi Arabia.
It is not reasonable that Saudi Arabia, with 28 million people and two million square kilometers of land, is full of hatred for Iraqis, as if the country does not have any intellectuals who fight sectarianism and face sectarian anger as a resultRasheed al-Khayoun