The Washington Post

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s rulers answered the Arab world’s winter of rage with money: throwing $36 billion into housing and other social assistance channels in attempts to quell rumblings of dissent. Iran’s president offered more bombast as Tehran tries to project sympathy for protesters.

The two approaches this week – largess versus rhetoric – captures the style and stakes for the region’s heavyweight rivals as Iran hunts for gains and Saudi tries hard to stamp out any threats.

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  1. 83Thomas says:

    “Is the building in this picture real? Or is it just a computer generated plan for one?”

    The building in the picture is the Kingdom Centre.

  2. dadeo says:

    Nobody #1 said it well