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It is likely that Tarout Island was the main port and the capital of Dilmun. ChinaJapanKoreaetc. Iran has consistently succeeded in navigating convoluted regional alliances.

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Mahan realized not only the strategic importance of the region, but also of its center, the Persian Gulf. The country has even been able to maintain, and deepen, its relations with Turkey and Qatar, deconflicting its activities and theirs despite supporting the other side in the Syrian war. The Bani Khalid tribe later revolted against them in 17th century and took control. In an earthworks in Tarout exposed ancient burial field that yielded a large impressive statue dating to the Dilmunite period mid 3rd millennium BC. The statue was locally made under strong Mesopotamian influence on the artistic principle of Dilmun. Key actors are more focused on pushing back Iran in their immediate vicinity — Saudi Arabia and the UAE in Yemen, and Israel in Syria — than combining efforts into a more united approach. At the same time, the Ikhwan became disenchanted with Ibn Saud's domestic policies which appeared to favor modernization and the increase in the number of non-Muslim foreigners in the country. Despite its enmity with the US, Tehran has been open to negotiating with Washington in the interests of national security — such as after the US-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and over the Iranian nuclear programme.

The Middle East, as defined above, encompasses four distinct culture areas: Arab, Turkish, Iranian, and the newly evolved Israeli culture. Territories and regions For a more comprehensive list, see List of Middle Eastern countries by population. For Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Tehran poses a threat to both their position in the region and — through Iranian efforts to empower Sunni and Shia extremists — their domestic stability.

Osama bin Laden was a Saudi national until stripped of his nationality in and was responsible for the U.

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu also views the improvement in ties with Riyadh as an effective means of sidelining the Palestinian issue.

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