Friday, 24 November 2017

Iran's supreme leader 'the new Hitler of the Middle East", says Saudi crown prince



Saudi Arabia's crown prince has called Iran's supreme leader "the new Hitler of the Middle East", amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

 
Alluding to Iran's growing regional power, Mohammed bin Salman said it was important to avoid a repeat "of what happened in Europe in the Middle East".


Saudi Arabia and Iran are rivals and have increasingly accused each other of fuelling instability across the region.


There has been no official Iranian reaction to the latest remarks.


Speaking to the New York Times, Mohammed bin Salman said Iran could not be allowed to spread its influence.
"We learned from Europe that appeasement doesn't work. We don't want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East," he said, referring to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.



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