In a rare interview with Fox News, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) offered insights into ongoing negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, hinting at the possibility of a normalization agreement. However, he underscored the enduring importance of the Palestinian issue within the context of these discussions.
During the interview, which aired on Wednesday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman conveyed a sense of optimism regarding the diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, stating, “Every day we get closer.” These words hinted at the advancing talks aimed at establishing diplomatic ties between the two nations.
The Saudi Crown Prince also addressed the looming concern of Iran’s nuclear aspirations. He firmly asserted that if Iran were to obtain a nuclear weapon, Saudi Arabia would feel compelled to follow suit. “If Iran gets a nuclear weapon, we have to get one,” MBS stated, highlighting the Kingdom’s stance on maintaining regional security and balance.
While discussing the potential normalization with Israel, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made it clear that the Palestinian issue remains central to Saudi Arabia’s negotiations. He emphasized the importance of resolving the Palestinian conflict, stating, “For us, the Palestinian issue is very important. We need to solve that part.”
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