Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the fresh Hitler of the Middle East” in an interview with the fresh York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals.
The Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia in addition to also Shi’ite Iran back rival sides in wars in addition to also political crises throughout the region.
Mohammed bin Salman, who is usually also Saudi defense minister inside the U.S.-allied oil giant kingdom, suggested the Islamic Republic’s alleged expansion under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei needed to be confronted.
“yet we learned by Europe which appeasement doesn’t work. We don’t want the fresh Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe inside the Middle East,” the paper quoted him as saying.
Tensions soared This particular month when Lebanon’s Saudi-allied Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned in a television broadcast by Riyadh, citing the influence of Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon in addition to also risks to his life.
Hezbollah called the move an act of war engineered by Saudi authorities, an accusation they denied.
Hariri has since suspended his resignation.