With IranSaudi deal, Beijing aims to bring its friends closer together

News Summary

  • What to watch: China is planning a summit of Iranian and Gulf Arab leaders to be held in Beijing later this year, the Wall Street Journal reports.Go deeper: China seeks more military and police training with developing countries (Axios)
By brokering a deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, China is trying to ensure two of its most important partners in the Middle East get along so Beijing can achieve its economic and political goals, e [+3981 chars]