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Source: DW

Iran and Saudi Arabia need a 'fresh security architecture'

Monday 14:32 GMT

At this year's Munich Security Conference, several Middle Eastern leaders proposed the idea of a new "security architecture" in the Middle East to help usher in a new era of lower tensions in the region.

The relationship, which had been deteriorating for decades, took a dramatic downward turn in January 2016 when Saudi authorities executed several members of Saudi Arabia's Shiite community, including prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

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