The Iran – Saudi cold war entered a new phase after the recent execution of the Saudi Shiite Cleric Sheikh Nimr, and the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran.
Since then we have heard and read comments and accusations made by both sides against each other, but never at the same place.
The debate below is the first debate between a former Saudi and Iranian official since the recent events.
The Iranian side is represented by Seyyed Hossein Mousavian, the former head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Iranian National Security Council and a close ally of President Hassan Rouhani. The Saudi side is represented by Jamal Khashoggi, a former adviser to Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal.
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