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WATCH: Why Iran Backed Assad in Syria
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Inside the Making of “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia”
Featuring on-the-ground reporting from seven Middle Eastern countries, the two-part FRONTLINE series was two years in the making.
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The FRONTLINE Interview: Adel al-Jubeir
Iran has spent decades exploiting sectarianism in the Middle East to put pressure on Sunni governments across the region, says Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir in an interview for the FRONTLINE documentary "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia."
February 20, 2018
The FRONTLINE Interview: Mohammad Javad Zarif
"Despite the fact that the United States and almost every other powerful nation supports Saudi Arabia actively and tries to undermine us actively, we are still the most influential power in the Middle East," says Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in an interview for the FRONTLINE documentary "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia."
February 20, 2018
The FRONTLINE Interview: Ryan Crocker
Whether it's Yemen, Iraq or Syria, today's conflicts in the Middle East can't be explained by sectarianism alone, says longtime U.S. diplomat Ryan Crocker in this interview for the FRONTLINE documentary "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia." Says Crocker, "There are deeper issues in play. It's power. It's who was going to have influence where?"
February 20, 2018
The FRONTLINE Interview: Randa Slim
The rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia "is primarily a competition about the direction of politics in the Mideast, and Iran wants to have a say in it," says Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute in Washington.
February 20, 2018
The FRONTLINE Interview: Vali Nasr
In this interview for the FRONTLINE documentary "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia," Middle East scholar Vali Nasr talks about the history driving today's wars in the Middle East, whether these conflicts can be solved, and the parallels between ISIS and the nightwalkers from "Game of Thrones."
February 20, 2018
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Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia
FRONTLINE investigates how a dangerous rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war.
February 20, 2018
Saudi Official Makes Rare Reflection on Kingdom's Role in Rise of Extremism
Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir makes a rare, on-camera reflection in the FRONTLINE series "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia."
February 20, 2018
How Yemen's Cholera Outbreak Became the Fastest Growing in Modern History
The cholera epidemic in Yemen is now the largest and fastest growing outbreak of the disease in modern history — the result of a crippling war that has devastated the country, long the poorest in the Arab world, and unleashed a major humanitarian crisis.
October 18, 2017