INTERNATIONAL. The Iranians understand that having nuclear weapons is dangerous but that having a weapons program is advantageous. The nuclear program is merely a tool to divert attention from what is actually happening - a shift in the balance of power in the Middle East.
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.