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World RegionsSaudi Arabia Notes:-Crown Prince Mohammad bin SalmanoMinister of Defense of SAo32 years oldoPresident of the council for economic and developmental affairs for Saudi ArabiaoPower behind the real throne-Lebanese PM quit his job in Saudi Arabia.oQuit while in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-Midnight purge of princes.-Missile fired from Yemen at Saudi Arabia.oMissile was shot down, nobody injuredoSaudi crown prince accuses Iran of ‘direct aggression’-Bin = “son of”; Mohammed “son of” Salman-Iran; Persians-Most of Middle East is ethnically AraboAlso Egypt-Sunni vs Shia Islam; cultural differenceoIran is “home base” of ShiaoSunni is more popular-Most middle east countries dislike Iran due to government structureoIran is Theocracy; view themselves as true Islamic governmentoMost middle east countries are MonarchiesoSyria leader, Asaad is Shia affiliated, Asaad is friends with Iran and Syria.

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