Saudi Arabia Flash Notes.docx - World Regions Saudi Arabia Notes Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman o Minister of Defense of SA o 32 years old o President

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World Regions Saudi Arabia Notes: - Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman o Minister of Defense of SA o 32 years old o President of the council for economic and developmental affairs for Saudi Arabia o Power behind the real throne - Lebanese PM quit his job in Saudi Arabia. o Quit while in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Midnight purge of princes. - Missile fired from Yemen at Saudi Arabia. o Missile was shot down, nobody injured o Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of ‘direct aggression’ - Bin = “son of”; Mohammed “son of” Salman - Iran; Persians - Most of Middle East is ethnically Arab o Also Egypt - Sunni vs Shia Islam; cultural difference o Iran is “home base” of Shia o Sunni is more popular - Most middle east countries dislike Iran due to government structure o Iran is Theocracy; view themselves as true Islamic government o Most middle east countries are Monarchies o Syria leader, Asaad is Shia affiliated, Asaad is friends with Iran and Syria.
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