Saudi Arabia Sought Dialogue With Iran. Then The U.S.-Iranian Conflict Escalated

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) attends a ceremony with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in November. The Saudi crown prince was in the UAE for talks that were expected to focus on the war in Yemen and tensions with Iran.

The U.S. killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani has boosted Saudi fears about becoming embroiled in escalating U.S.-Iran tensions.

(Image credit: Mohamed Al Hammadi/AP)