LIGNET: Iran-Saudi Conflict Intensifies Into Battle for Soul of Islam

Image: LIGNET: Iran-Saudi Conflict Intensifies Into Battle for Soul of Islam Iranian girls gather at a Feb. 11 rally in Tehran’s Azadi Square to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution that overthrew the U.S.-backed shah. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 01:07 PM

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Emboldened by a perceived victory regarding its nuclear ambitions, Iran's Shia theocracy has for the first time directly attacked the heart of Sunni Islam, the fundamentalist Wahhabism identified with the Saudi regime.

In speeches and through diplomatic demands, Tehran seeks to use the Sunni-Shia conflict to peel away regional states long dependent on the Saudis.

Click HERE to read an exclusive analysis from LIGNET's top intelligence experts.



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