Thomas Fessy (R )discusses tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia at a cafe in Baghdad
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Saudi Arabia and Iran tensions: The view from Iraq

The tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia following the execution of a prominent Shia cleric has seen Bahrain, an ally of Saudi Arabia, suspend all flights to and from Iran.

It follows Egypt, Kuwait and Sudan who have taken similar stances in favour of Saudi Arabia.

The BBC's Thomas Fessy gauges the view from Iraq which has a Shia majority population but with a significant Sunni minority.

  • 06 Jan 2016