Iran slams 'simple-minded' Saudi crown prince


Iran slams 'simple-minded' Saudi crown prince

The alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia turns 75 this year, according to the Brookings Institute.

Mutual rival Iran will be high on the agenda, but the 32-year-old strongman prince will also be looking to showcase his sweeping changes to Saudi society and an increasingly assertive foreign policy that includes the war in Yemen and an ongoing diplomatic feud with Qatar.

"We are all human beings and there is no difference", he said.

"He wants to create his own project in the Middle East very much like Hitler, who wanted to expand at the time".

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the Saudi Arabian throne, arrives in Washington Monday on a mission. "The idea is not to get money, but to punish the corrupt and send a clear signal that whoever engages in corrupt deals will face the law".

Endeavor, which stages events worldwide from New York Fashion Week to Ultimate Fighting Championship fights, could play a key role as Saudi Arabia rebuilds industries that have withered since movie theatres and other forms of cultural expression were banned more than 35 years ago.

NBC news said recently that Trump "looks forward to discussing ways to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Saudi to advance common security and economic priorities".

Bloomberg said Saudi's Crown Prince plans to meet top global executives, including the heads of Apple Inc. and Google, according to a person briefed on the trip's details. The New York Times later reported that close to a dozen of those detained were hospitalized for physical abuse and one died in custody.

"As far as my private expenses, I'm a rich person and not a poor person", he said. "I'm not Gandhi or Mandela", bin Salman said.

At a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on March 14, General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of United States Central Command, admitted that Syria's official government and its allies Russian Federation and Iran had won the war.

He spoke of his ambition to grant Saudi women more rights, stressing: "We have come a very long way and have a short way to go". "Every problem is Iran". And he warned that if Iran were to develop a nuclear bomb, Saudi Arabia would do the same "as soon as possible".

The trip begins with a meeting at the White House with United States president Donald Trump on Tuesday, a major hurdle that if bypassed, will pave the way for major business deals.

Saudi officials, comparably to President Trump, Israeli officials, and many GOP leaders, agree that the Obama deal with Iran does not limit Iran's nuclear capacity but merely delays Iran's quest for nuclear weapons, while ignoring Iran's other activities, such as supporting Shia militias.

Asked about human rights violations in the kingdom, he said Saudi Arabia "believes in numerous principles of human rights".

He then adds: 'If you think you can just applaud his anti-Iran stance and religious reforms and all will work out fine, you're wrong'.