Historical and modern relations
Unlike the majority of the Arab world which is deeply hostile to Iran, Tunisia is one of the few Arab countries to develop a good relations with Iran, especially ever since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the establishment of the Islamic Republic. Tunisia's neutrality has given them a good image on their relations, and somehow annoyed Saudi Arabia.
Tunisia also acts as a neutral and balanced power to balance the standoff between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
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