MBS says does not view 'Israel' as enemy but possible ally
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tells Washington via the Atlantic "We don’t have the right to lecture you in America. The same goes the other way."
Riyadh does not view the Israeli occupation as an enemy, but a possible ally, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Thursday.
"Israel" could be an ally for Saudi Arabia on many mutual "interests", but "Tel Aviv" must "solve some issues before reaching that point, including solving their issues with the Palestinians."
The "issue" in question in relation to the Palestinians has to do with the Israelis occupying Palestinian land and lately working on forcefully displacing more Palestinians from their homes in occupied Al-Quds.
MBS to continue talks with Iran
Iran is a neighboring country, bin Salman underlined, noting that it would be so forever. "We cannot get rid of them, and they cannot get rid of us."
He underscored that it would be better for Tehran and Riyadh to solve their issues and look for the best means for coexistence.
Bin Salman also asserted that talks with Iran would continue, hoping they would reach a stance that is good for both countries and shape a bright future for Saudi Arabia and Iran.
He brought up the issue of the Iranian nuclear program, saying any country that has nuclear weapons is dangerous, "Not only Iran," despite Tehran assuring several times that it neither owns nor plans on developing nuclear arms.
Saudi has great relations with Qatar
Regarding Saudi relations with Doha, the crown prince claimed they were in good shape, describing Qatar's prince as an "amazing person and a great leader," asserting that the other Gulf leaders were so as well.
"The Gulf Cooperation Council member states share 90% of our political stances, I believe," MBS claimed, noting that they face the same security and economic challenges and opportunities.
No one has the right to intervene in Saudi affairs
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said he did not care whether US President Joe Biden misunderstood things about him and said the US leader should be thinking about America's interests.
Bin Salman noted that the United States knows what it should do to serve its interests, reminding that Saudi investments in the United States amounted to $800 billion.
He also told the US that despite Riyadh having the chance to ameliorate relations with Washington, Saudi investments in China are less than $100 billion, but they are growing fast.
On Saudi internal affairs, bin Salman touched on the US, saying, "We don’t have the right to lecture you in America. The same goes the other way."