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Saudi Prince Says Israel Is a Potential Ally, Not an Enemy

  • Prince Mohammed bin Salman gives lengthy new interview
  • Iran, Saudi Arabia must look for ways to coexist, prince says
Mohammed bin Salman

Mohammed bin Salman

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Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler said he sees Israel as a potential ally with shared interests, not an enemy, but that it must solve its conflict with the Palestinians first.

“We hope that the problem between the Israelis and the Palestinians will be resolved,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said, in comments that the official Saudi Press Agency attributed to an interview with The Atlantic magazine but which weren’t published.