Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the Kingdom wants “good relations” with its arch-rival Iran.

In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya TV, the prince said that his country wanted Iran to help push the Middle East towards prosperity. The prince’s comments come days after reports emerged that top Saudi and Iranian officials had held secret talks in Iraq. The Crown Prince appeared on the Liwan Al Mudaifer Show to discuss developments in Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 plan.

The crown prince, known as MBS, said Iran’s negative behaviour and its nuclear programme, missile launches and support for “outlaw militias” have been a matter of concern for the Kingdom. He added that Saudi Arabia was working with its regional and global partners “to find solutions to these problems”.

The AlArabiya News published transcript of the interview.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the Kingdom’s government agreed with the current US administration under President Joe Biden on 90 percent of issues but the sides are working together to find common ground on their disagreements.

“Like every family, brothers do not agree 100 percent on all issues and matters. This is similar when it comes to governments.

The difference, of course, between the American administrations the margin of difference may increase or decrease but we are in agreement throughout 90 percent of the policy of President Biden and we hope to enhance it one way or another,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said.


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