International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Security Cooperation of Iran and Saudi Arabia
Reza Ekhtiari Amiri, Ku Hasnita Ku Samsu

This article examines security cooperation agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia that took place in 2001. The paper reveals that economic cooperation of the two countries in 1999 in the field of oil, confidence building by Iranian leaders during 1990s, presence of Prince Abdullah in Saudi’s foreign policy arena, improvement of relations between Iran and the West, threat of Al-Qaeda and Taliban in the region and reduction of Iran’s revolutionary zeal and thoughts alongside absent of any war between Iran and its Arab neighboring countries in the Persian Gulf region during 1990s had the most crucial role in signing of this novel security agreement.

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