Mohammed bin Salman: Trump's Decision to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem is a Painful Step

Published March 25th, 2018 - 07:58 GMT
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said President Trump's decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem is a painful move. (AFP/ File Photo)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said President Trump's decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem is a painful move. (AFP/ File Photo)

Mohammed bin Salman told The Washington Post: My relationship with Special Adviser to President Trump, Jared Kushner, is part of the official relationship between our countries.

Saudi Arabia does not use the Special Adviser to the President to promote Saudi interests. In his interview with the Washington Post Mohammed bin Salman added: “My visit to the US is in part to attract investments to Saudi Arabia." The Crown Prince who is trying to reform and diversify his country’s economy added that "Saudi Arabia holds 5% of of world uranium reserves”. He said: “If we don’t make use of our uranium it is as if we have abandoned the use of oil.”

The Crown Prince also discussed the situation in the Middle East and he said that the region has potential. “If we resolve all problems in our region the Middle East will be the new Europe,” and pointed out that his country is doing its best to help the region and “did not spare any opportunity to help Yemen.”

On the question of peace between Israel and the Palestinians the Saudi Crown Prince said that President Trump's decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem  is a painful step. 

In his discussion with the Washington Post the Saudi Crown Prince reiterated “Islam is a moderate and tolerant religion, and it has been kidnapped in recent years. 


This article has been adapted from its original source.


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