Since my departure from Iran in 2000, I have spent a great deal of time in the Arab world and somehow understand why Arab politicians usually are cautious opening up to Tehran. Culturally, Iranians can’t directly address issues that should be directly addressed. They must be understood through layers upon layers of meaning and body language implications. When it comes to politics, this certainly gets complicated.
It is no secret that Tehran-Riyadh relations have soured due to regional power plays plus Iran’s perceived meddling in internal Arab affairsCamelia Entekhabi-Fard