Might Conflict in Yemen derail iran nuclear talks?
INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: 04.23.2015
Summary: The proxy “conflict” between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Yemen has complicated the outlook for a successful nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1. Domestic politics in both the U.S. and Iran will interpret the conflict in Yemen in ways that may delay or squelch the possibility of a workable agreement. At the same time, this conflict complicates the multinational cooperation combatting ISIS. So far no concrete impact on oil markets, but this particular conflict and how it turns out may signal a new era in the balance of power in the Gulf.