Voices of Caution Emerge in Crisis with Iran

In recent weeks, tensions between the United States – backed by its Gulf Arab allies and Israel – and Iran have risen alarmingly, with fears of war increasing in many quarters. Against this backdrop, however, there are suggestions that powerful constituencies, close to both the Iranian and Saudi leadership, are interested in avoiding conflict and are open to finding a way to defuse tensions and explore the grounds for a new relationship.

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