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July 25, 2017

Al Jazeera: Saudi Lobby Pays $138,000 for Anti-Qatar Ads in the US

For Reza Marashi, Research Director at the DC-based National Iranian American Council, SAPRAC is one of the most obvious instances of warmer Israeli-Saudi relations. Israel has a long history of influencing US politics through its lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Marashi said he has noticed “a willingness” from pro-Israel lobbyists and groups to teach SAPRAC how to lobby, “particularly since King Salman and Mohammed bin Salman came into the most powerful positions.”

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