International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on how increased tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are affecting their foreign influence in sub-Saharan Africa:

“Perhaps no other country in Africa has the decline of Iranian influence been more dramatic than in Sudan,” said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank.


“Iran’s ability to use diplomatic missions as a chance for nondiplomatic activities in the region will certainly be very much hampered,” Pham said in a telephone interview Thursday.

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