A very nice map by Stratford. The map shows the Saudi and Iranian allies in September 2015. However in the Middle East and Africa alliances change from time to time. For example until recently Sudan was an Iranian ally, and it still cooperates with the Iranians in Africa. But in the war that broke out in Yemen between the Saudis and the Iranians, Sudan allied with the Saudis. It is said that Saudi Arabia paid quite a few billions for Sudan’s support.