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Saudi Arabia and the UAE Consider the Cost of Israeli Ties

Oct 25, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
Medium-range ballistic missiles stand next to a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Sept. 25, 2017, during commemorations marking the anniversary of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.

Medium-range ballistic missiles stand next to a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Sept. 25, 2017, during commemorations marking the anniversary of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war. Iran's rise has fostered a situation in which Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could work alongside Israel to present a united front against Tehran.

(ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi share much of the same preoccupations with an old foe, Israel. Now, the Gulf countries must decide whether closer ties with Israel to check Iran's rise are worth the domestic and global cost....

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