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Flash Analysis: Saudi Air Strikes Bring New Player Into Yemen Conflict


What prompted Saudi Arabia's decision to get involved in the conflict in Yemen with air strikes targeting Shi'ite Huthi rebels? Mardo Soghom, RFE/RL's regional director for Iran and Iraq, says that Saudi Arabia fears Iran's growing influence in the region, and is unwilling to risk losing control of the oil route through the Gulf of Aden.


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