Saudi Crown Prince: We don’t want war but we won’t hesitate to deal with threats

In an interview with Asharq al-Awsat, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that the Kingdom does not want war but will not hesitate to deal with any threat.

“The kingdom does not want war in the region … but we will not hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty and our vital interests,” he said in the interview.

“The Iranian regime did not respect the presence of the Japanese Prime Minister as a guest in Tehran. During his presence, they responded to his efforts by attacking two tankers, one of which belongs to Japan,” the Saudi Crown Prince added.

During the interview, the Saudi Crown Prince added that Iran’s recent attacks in the region required a firm stance from the international community.

“Iran reaped the economic benefits of the nuclear deal in order to support its hostile acts in the region and to spread chaos and destruction,” he said.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Asharq al-Awsat that Riyadh sees the importance for strategic relations with the United States as “a key factor in achieving security and stability in the region.”

“Our strategic relations with the United States will not be affected by any media campaigns or positions from here and there,” he said.

Regarding Sudan, the Saudi Crown Prince said the Kingdom cared about Khartoum’s security and stability and “will continue to support our Sudanese brothers in various fields until Sudan reaches what it deserves in prosperity, growth, and progress.”

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