Iran slams KSA prince's 'shameful' remarks
"Recent Saudi policies are a very sad tragedy," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said emphasizing that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is paying billions of dollars to the United States and the Israeli regime to win their support.
Publish date : Saturday 7 April 2018 10:53
"Amid the power struggle inside the Saudi royal family and in order to win the support of the US and, recently, the regime occupying [Jerusalem] al-Quds (Israel), he (bin Salman) is making every ridiculous and shameful remark in addition to paying billions of dollars of Saudi people's money, " Bahram Qassemi said.
"The recent Saudi policies are a very sad strategy because a Muslim country with all its ostentatious claims is stooping to the level of a sycophant of the regime occupying al-Quds," he added.
In an apparent reference to Iran, the Saudi crown prince recently said the regimes in Saudi Arabia and Israel have “a common enemy” and that they could immediately normalize their relations once the Palestine issue is resolved.
In an interview with the TIME
magazine published on Thursday, the first in line to the Saudi throne spoke of the prospect of Riyadh-Tel Aviv relations, describing the regime’s conflict with the Palestinians as the only obstacle to the normalization of ties with Israel.
“We have a common enemy, and it seems that we have a lot of potential areas to have economic cooperation,” the crown prince said.
In reaction to such comments, the Iranian spokesperson said the ambitions of the Saudi crown prince have no limitation and are turning out to be a "chronic and incurable disease."
Qassemi added that the neophyte and power-thirsty prince has closed his eyes on "all historical realities and seven decades of crimes by the child-killing" Israeli regime and in a "big and blatant act of treason" against the Palestinian cause, the prince spoke about Riyadh's alliance with the "illegitimate" Tel Aviv regime.