Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani Reuters
The Independent: Iranian general says Saudi prince 'impatient' enough to be king he would kill his own father
Harsh rhetoric has been common between the two rival nations since January.
As Saudi Arabia holds a naval drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a powerful Iranian general has been quoted as suggesting the kingdom's deputy crown prince is so “impatient” he may kill his own father to take the throne.
Harsh rhetoric has been common between the two rivals since January but the remarks by Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani's take things to an entirely different level by discussing Saudi King Salman being killed.
Meanwhile, Iran already has warned Saudi Arabia to stay away from its territorial waters as heavily armed Saudi frogmen and warships take part in the Gulf Shield 1 drill across the larger Persian Gulf, adding to the tensions between the two rival Mideast powers.
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Update #1: Saudi king could be killed by his son, says shadowy Iranian general (Washington Post)
Update #2: As Saudis hold naval drill, Iran general suggests regicide (AP)
WNU Editor: To say that the bitterness between Iran and Saudi Arabia is intense will be an understatement.