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

11 Dec

Stating that Saudi Arabia has been conducting proxy wars was a relatively restrained form of criticism by Boris Johnson. The kingdom has been condemned for a lot more – ranging from funding terrorism and exporting religious intolerance to running a brutal legal system with beheadings and suppressing the rights of women.

In fact 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 also playing its part in orchestrating strife.

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Posted by on December 11, 2016 in Europe, Middle East


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