Lifting sanctions on Iran will see its diversified economy take off but it will take years to catch Saudi Arabia's GDP (photo: dpa)

Iran’s return to global competition will impact Saudi Arabia

Economic sanctions are almost certain to be lifted on Iran following final agreement on a nuclear deal later in 2015. Iran’s return to compete in global markets will drive its economy and have an effect on oil-rich Saudi Arabia, as Iran pushes to establish its place in the regional balance of power.

<i>The intermediate deal between the P5+1 countries and Iran on its nuclear programme on April 3, 2015, will effect the regional security architecture, Israel’s position in the Middle East, and Iran’s real economic potential for trade after sanctions are lifted. All these are based on the deal being successfully agreed by June 30. Less focus has been put on the effects on the balanc...

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Dr. Friedemann Mueller
Saudi Arabia differs from Iran because it is integrated into important institutions such as the G20 - the group of the world's 20 most influential industrialised countries and emerging economies - and the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
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