Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looks on as he meets with French President Emmanuel Macron in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9, 2017. Picture taken November 9, 2017. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo
RIYADH, June 16 (MENA) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asserted that the Kingdom does not want war but will not hesitate to deal with any threat.
"The kingdom does not want war in the region ... but we will not hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty and our vital interests," the CP told Asharq al-Awsat in an interview published on Sunday.
He said that Iran’s recent attacks in the region required a firm stance from the international community.
He accused Iran of reaping "the economic benefits of the nuclear deal in order to support its hostile acts in the region and to spread chaos and destruction."
On Yemen, the CP said that Saudi Arabia supports "all efforts in reaching a political solution to the Yemeni crisis, but unfortunately, the Houthi militias are advancing Iran's agenda instead of the interests of Yemen and its people".