Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Top Saudi Royal Rules Out Any Talks With Iran Who He Accuses Wants To Dominate The Muslim World

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

The Guardian: Iran is seeking 'to control Islamic world', says Saudi Arabian prince

Deputy crown prince and defence minister rejects notion of talks with ‘extremist’ Iran as proxy wars in Syria and Yemen grind on

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince has said there is no space for dialogue with the Iran due to its ambitions “to control the Islamic world”.

The rare and wide-ranging interview, which aired on multiple Saudi TV channels, offered a glimpse into how Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud views the kingdom’s top rival. It also laid bare the breadth of his portfolio and powers.

The 31-year-old prince, who was named in 2015 by his father, King Salman, as an eventual heir to the throne, is Saudi Arabia’s defence minister, overseeing the war in Yemen against a rebel group aligned with Iran. He also oversees economic matters and is behind a bold programme to overhaul the Saudi economy.

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More News On Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman's Remarks That There Will Be No Dialogue With Iran

Dialogue With Iran Is Impossible, Saudi Arabia’s Defense Minister Says -- New York Times
Powerful Saudi prince sees no chance for dialogue with Iran -- Reuters
Top Saudi royal rules out rapprochement with Iran -- AFP
Powerful Saudi prince says no space for dialogue with Iran -- AP
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman rules out dialogue with Iran -- The National
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince: Iran is trying to control the Muslim world -- Al Arabiya

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