Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia, Part One (full film) | FRONTLINE

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How Iran and Saudi Arabia's rivalry has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war.

FRONTLINE traces how a 40-year rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has fueled sectarian extremism across the Middle East for political gain. Correspondent Martin Smith travels to seven countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen to examine how the power struggle has rippled across the region.




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Major support "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia" is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Thanks for re-releasing this! It's an excellent way for the general public to understand the middle east geopolitics.

Author — Onalos

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Fascinating. Educating. Incredible reporting. A master class in the history of a region and a bitter sectarian rivalry. When does part 2 come out?

Author — Prince Ali

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1. 03:34 The Revolution
2. 24:24 The Kingdom
3. 39:22 The Jihad
4. 50:36 The Party of God
5. 01:02:31 The Forgotten War
6. 01:20:05 The Invasion

Author — Sanvi Vishwas

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Cnn, fox, msnbc should learn something from this..

Author — Ajay Pai

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PBS DOCUMENTARIES < ARE DOWNRIGHT AMAZING, THANKS FROM INDIA

Author — ꧁Navneet Pandey꧂

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Can’t wait to watch! Thank you PBS for your consistently awesome documentaries!

Author — IndieSpaceAstronaut

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What a freaking mess... the whole region needs a reset

Author — Felix Culpa

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Blatant intent of hatred, and simultaneous "commitment" to God...

Author — dehsa

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Saudi bounced back the accusations with no evidence. Gotta come with more than rub and glue tactics.

Author — KoreaMojo

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That kid at 13.33 sounds like he's 40 years old and been smoking cigarettes for a long time.

Author — mo O

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I mean idk the more I watch the more I just think they're all different culturally to me all this looks nuts

Author — Keke*from* Shh-cago

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The Shah did not go on "vacation" 😂😂

Author — ShukranTV

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the only thing that benefits the wars in the middle east without loosing anything.






Is Toyota

Author — Dr Kreuzer

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Thank you cia for telling me what I need to hearO:-)

Author — Nobel Decker

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I thought Africa was a mess clearly I thought wrong

Author — Veromungai Mungai

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now I know why the powers-that-be invaded Iraq to give the Iranians control and therefore keep the middle East divide and always have that battle between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Author — Carlos Paredes

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" if someone wamt to learn the hot bowl of middleeast, then learn about iran -saudi

Author — Rambabu Thota

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It’s money, power, corruption and divide

Author — Edilio A

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Yes, I am glad frontline released this documentary on middle eastern politics it gives people a great understanding

Author — Matthew Hull

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Lmao—I take it that they don’t like Trump

Author — Mrs. Karlous Miller