Tensions between North Korea and the US are not the only international ones that have been escalating of late.
There have been tensions for many years between Saudi Arabia and Iran and those tensions have just been ratcheted up after comments made by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and heir apparent to the throne of this father King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is 81.
In an interview with the New York Times, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman referred to Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as being the ‘new Hitler of the Middle East’ and someone who is dangerous for the region, especially as Iran seems to trying to expand their territory.
(Fox News) – Amid his sweeping cultural reforms and systematic purges from the royal family, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince this week called Iran’s supreme leader the “new Hitler of the Middle East,” comments that are sure to ratchet up the conflict between the two rival Muslim powers.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the statements about Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in an interview with The New York Times that was published Thursday. Salman told The Times that Iran’s efforts to expand “needed to be confronted.”
The prince, 32, who is expected to succeed his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, 81, compared Iran and Saudi Arabia’s power struggle in the region to those fighting for Europe in World War II.
“But 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,” Salman told The New York Times…
A large part of the conflict between the leadership of the two Arab nations is based upon religion. Even though both nations are Muslim, the Saudi Arabian royal family and government are Sunni Muslims and the leadership in Iran are Shiite Muslims. The two sects have been warring with each other for centuries and will continue to do so.