SAUDI Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman has accused Iran leader Ali Khamenei of being the “new Hitler of the Middle East,” reports claim.
Express Nov. 24,2017:
Referring to attempts to make a peace deal with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler before the outbreak of the Second World War the Crown Prince appeared to rule out peace.
Prince Mohammad bin Salman said: “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.”
The latest verbal attack comes as tensions in the region are reaching breaking points following a battle for supremacy by regional powers.
Relations between the two nations have raged amid the ongoing civil war in Yemen in which they back different sides.
Saudi Arabia and Iran are said to be on the brink of war as tensions in the Middle East reach a breaking point.
The regions of Qatar, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon are also embroiled in the bitter conflict.
Tensions increased a few weeks ago between the two countries when Saudi Arabia accused Iran of being behind a ballistic missile attack on a Riyadh airport.
The missiles were intercepted and Saudi Arabia said they perceived the attack as a “declaration of war”.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said: “The kingdom will not stand by and will not hesitate to defend its security.
“We must stand together”.
The regional director of the Middle East and Africa at the Economist Intelligence Unit, Pat Thakar, said that it would not take much for tensions in the region to flare up.
Saudi Arabia and Iran have rival interests and alliances across the Middle East.
The Gulf Kingdom is said to be stockpiling billions in deadly weapons in anticipation of a conflict.
They have agreed to pay $7billion for munition armaments from US defence contractors, inside sources have claimed.
Raytheon, a US contractor, and Boeing are said to be the companies involved in the deal and is part of the $110billion (£82billion) weapon agreement that occurred during Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle Eastern nation in May.
Both companies have declined to comment on the existence of the deal.
A State Department official said: “We do not comment to confirm or deny sales until they are formally notified to Congress.”
They added that the US government will take factors into account “including regional balance and human rights as well as the impact on the US defence industrial base.”