Boris Johnson was right to criticise Saudi Arabia – but they’re not the only ones to blame

The Foreign Secretary was even-handed in apportioning blame for a series of sectarian conflicts in the Middle East, also pointing out that Iran, the great Shia rival of the Sunni Saudis, was playing its part in orchestrating strife 

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  1. To only blame Saudi Arabia (correctly) and Iran (correctly) is totally wrong: Saudi Arabia has ‘only’ cash. Without the arms deliveries from the USA, UK and others the harm they could do would be very limited. Also we hardly hear about the role played by the US ‘special forces’ and its allies from the UK and other NATO countries. It is a good start to blame Saudi Arabia, but totally insufficient in solving the problems currently being created.

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