The Huffington Post quotes Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Jean-François Seznec on the potential for a thaw in relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia as a result of the recently negotiated nuclear deal with Iran and the rise of ISIS:
On that note GCC member, Saudi Arabia, is not too far behind with its own set of nuclear power plant plans: aiming for 16 sites by 2035. Before Iran’s more hardline president, Ahmedinejad, there were constructive relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Given this, it is possible to return to a more constructive relationship as the Islamic State threat becomes a shared common top interest. “Interests trump ideologies,” asserted Jean-Francois Seznec, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council at a Wilson Center Energy Series panel.