Saudi Crown Prince says empowering Iran doesn’t Serve Assad

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is shown with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Bill Gates at his home in Seattle
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is shown with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Bill Gates at his home in Seattle

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Bashar Assad’s interest lies in not permitting Iranians to do whatever they wish to do.

Prince Mohammed said in an interview with US “Time” magazine: “We believe that US forces must stay in Syria for the medium term at least.”

The crown prince explained that “US presence in Syria is the only way to limit Iranian influence in the region.”

The Saudi crown prince said that having US troops in Syria would allow Washington to have a say in the future of the war-torn country.

In the interview, the prince warned that Iran and its militia in the region are working to open an Iranian land route that links Tehran to the Mediterranean through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

Further, he visited Boeing’s Everett jet assembly plant Friday and announced a military deal with the jetmaker. Bin Salman also met with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Bill Gates at his home in Seattle on Friday.

Saudi Crown Prince earlier also met with Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft.

Asharq Al-Awsat

  • Rascal

    MBS is so different than other leaders of Islamic countries. Look at Iran’s mullah dictators they always look grumpy and are wishing death upon everyone. Good luck with waking up SA and taking it out of the dark ages.

    Assad is already Iran’s puppet. IRGC is in full control of the military on the ground and all the good shiites sent to slaughter. Next will come the great sunni purge and all captured areas will be filled with Alwite/shiites while the sunni will be marginalized as Iran does in its own country.

    • wargame1

      The physical characteristics of Al-Mahdi in the hadis I read resemble to Muhammad Bin Salman.

      • Rascal

        Does that mean the 12’ers have to pray to MBS as the second coming? LOL

    • Omega

      It’s always hilarious to see you drop on your knees, ready to swallow whatever you’re fed.

  • Omega

    For decades, Saudis Wahhabism has been the inspiration of Jihadist groups like Al-Qaeda, IS/ISIS, Wahhabi Saudi texts have been used by the likes of ISIS to indoctrinate children, 15 of 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals, the majority of foreigners within ISIS are Saudi nationals, Wahhabism has (with the help of the US (attested by MbS himself recently)) has used to undermine secular governments in the ME and others parts of the world, etc.

    But sure; let’s put some lipstick on dung.

    • Y K

      “Secular governments”. Again with this crap. Baathist dictatorships are only “secular” in the sense they have the dictator as a living god.

      • Omega

        The spread of Wahhabism throughout the region by KSA to topple obstacle governments was/is very much so reality and not crap. MbS himself admitted it was supported by the CIA for decades with billions.

        Baathism (which was only in Syria and Iraq) irks you because it was an ideology to unify the people of the Middle East against the alien Zionist land usurpers. What it became is a different story. In your book, those usurpers have a right to nationalism but not those being usurped.

  • Rascal

    Big changes coming to SA, Iranians will be jealous over the huge investments MBS is making into SA when the Evil Mullahs are putting all their money into Syria and maintaining a constant state of war in the region.