Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl declared that U.S. foreign policy had "put the world at risk and the potential for greater conflict exists" in a social media post after news of a China-brokered peace deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran was announced on Friday.

According to Reuters, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed on Friday to re-establish relations after years of hostility that had threatened stability and security in the Gulf and helped fuel conflicts in the Middle East. The deal, brokered by China, was announced after four days of previously undisclosed talks in Beijing between top security officials from the two rival Middle East powers.

Pearl is a staunch advocate for the existence of the Jewish State of Israel.

"I try and stay away from politics but obviously my conservative views, love and appreciation for our country and dedication to Israel are pretty clear," Pearl said on Twitter. "US foreign policy has put the world at risk and the potential for greater conflict exists. We need to wake up and LEAD @POTUS45

POTUS45 is the archived Twitter account of President Donald Trump.

Auburn (20-12, 10-8 SEC) lost a second-round matchup with Arkansas 76-73 on Thursday. Pearl and the Tigers will find out whether they've done enough to make the NCAA tournament when the bracket and field will be revealed during the selection show at 5 p.m. CT on CBS on Sunday. 

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