The Middle East is the most complex region across the globe. Over the years, it is under the clutch of political turnovers, sectarian issues, and Islamic extremism and has witnessed conflicts after conflicts. The sour equation between the regional powers and foreign influence makes the region prone to instability and turmoil. The fraught links of the Islamic Republic of Iran with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates have pushed the region to the verge of turbulence. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia (in Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria) stands for their desire to call shots in the Mideast and it is one of the leading cause of regional chaos. However, the quest of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE to acquire nuclear capabilities has stirred another concern for instability in the region.
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