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Allure of Aid Explains Sudan's Shift Toward Saudis

When Saudi Arabia executed a leading Shi'ite cleric and protesters responded by torching the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, Sudan was one of only three countries to sever ties with Iran in solidarity with Riyadh. The January 4 move cemented a dramatic political shift: In the past two years, Sudan has turned its back on a quarter-century alliance with Iran in favor of the Saudis, who have proved more willing to provide the financial support it sorely needs. Saudi Arabia has already...

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