Saudi Arabia will develop a nuclear bomb if Iran does so, says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
“Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible,” he said.
The next leader of the kingdom made the statement in an interview to “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell that will air on Sunday.
In a preview of the interview posted by CBS online, the Crown Prince also likened Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Adolf Hitler.
“Because he wants to expand. He wants to create his own project in the Middle East very much like Hitler who wanted to expand at the time. Many countries around the world and in Europe did not realise how dangerous Hitler was until what happened, happened. I don’t want to see the same events happening in the Middle East,” he told O’Donnell ahead of a visit to the US.