Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Iran has been abandoned for years. It was stormed by Iranian protesters back in 2016 and shut down – an extremely low point in the two countries’ relations. Now, both countries’ embassies are set to reopen, turning a page on seven frosty years. A dramatic breakthrough in March led to a landmark agreement to restore ties, brokered in China.
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So, what does restoring relations mean for these two powerful neighbours whose historically fractious relationship has defined the region and, at times, the globe?
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- Dorsa Jabbari (@DorsaJabbari), Al Jazeera Correspondent
- Aziz Alghashian (@AzizAlghashian), fellow, Project SEPAD
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