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Should Saudi Arabia test Iran’s offer of diplomacy on Yemen?

Iranian officials offer diplomatic initiative and warnings on Yemen; book burning in Giza; Kremlin ignored Israeli objections on missile system sale to Iran; Russian "soft power" in the Middle East.
Abdulrahman Al-Banyan (2nd R), Saudi Arabia's Chief of Staff, arrives to the Arab League headquarters to attend an Arab defence ministers meeting in Cairo April 22, 2015. The talks are expected to focus on the war in Yemen, Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East and security threats from Islamic State. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Zarif: Yemen a "good place to start"

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein-Amir Abdollahian claimed credit for Iran in helping broker a pause in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen last week, but warned of the consequences should Saudi Arabia continue its attacks.

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