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Iran Intel Chief Meets With Saudi Officials

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Officials from two regional Middle Eastern rivals held security talks this week amid rising tensions. Despite strained relations, Iran’s intelligence chief travelled to Riyadh for talks with top Saudi Arabian officials including the intelligence chief, interior minister, and other members of the ruling royal family, according to the Wall Street Journal. They met in accordance with security agreements despite an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, concerns about Iran’s nuclear program, accusations that Iran meddled in various Arab Spring uprisings, and WikiLeaks revelations that laid bare hostility between the two countries.