The new trove of WikiLeaks covering documents from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs speak to a preoccupation with their regional rival Iran.
So far, 23 documents from the cache are daily briefs from the ministry on Iran.
— Mahsa Alimardani (@maasalan) June 20, 2015
Social media users have also noted the focus on Iran in the cables. Of the 60,000 documents leaked so far, around 1,500 reference Iran or Iranian in English and Arabic. As more analysis of the documents emerge, the Foreign Ministry’s specific concerns in relation to Iran become apparent.
— Hassan Ridha (@sayed_ridha) June 20, 2015
— Darius Caspian (@DariusCaspian) June 20, 2015
Some Saudi Arabian social media users have claimed the leaks as an Iranian hack; however, others have been quick to pour cold water on these claims.
— Hussain AbdulHussain (@hahussain) June 19, 2015
— كريم (@ArabSecularist) June 20, 2015
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