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Why are regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia trying to break the ice now? Since April, rival Saudi Arabia and Iran have held four rounds of talks in Baghdad. TEHRANANKARA TEHRANANKARA TEHRANANKARA Diplomatic efforts to break the ice between Iran and Saudi Arabia, longtime regional rivals, have stepped up in recent months, with officials from both countries citing progress in talks mediated by Iraq. Since April, four rounds of talks have taken place in Baghdad to defuse tensions that erupted in January 2016 after attacks on two Saudi diplomatic missions in Tehran and Mashhad, which were sparked by Saudi Arabia’s…