'Your are beyond the Crown Prince,' Trump praises wealthy Mohammad Bin Salman

Making friends President Donald Trump meets Prince Mohammed bin Salman in March last year months before he became Crown Prince

Making friends President Donald Trump meets Prince Mohammed bin Salman in March last year months before he became Crown Prince

In an interview with USA broadcaster CBS last week, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said that "Saudi Arabia does not want acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible". The already strong relationship between the two countries is being reinforced during meetings with President Donald Trump and senior officials.

Prince Mohammed's reformist message and the promise of Saudi investment in the United States has endeared him to the neophyte USA president - 39 years his elder - and America's own political princeling Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law. "The deal is coming up in one month, and you will see what happens", he said.

Trump has threatened to withdraw the United States from the nuclear accord unless European allies and the U.S. Congress agree by May 12 to fix what he called its "disastrous flaws" and impose tough new restrictions aimed at curbing Iran's ballistic-missile development and its involvement in regional conflicts.

"And, also, get rid of all the threats facing our both countries and the whole world", Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said.

He said he favors greater rights for Saudi women, like driving, and wants to reduce the overall power of the country's clerics.

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"We are the oldest ally of America from the Middle East", MBS said, "with more than 80 years of alliance and big interests - politically, economically, security".

The Saudi prince is on a PR blitz covering several American cities.

Trump ducked a question about the issue on Tuesday.

"He (bin Salman) could not use such amateurish lies to hide the role of Saudi Arabia's government and leaders in creating the most risky terrorist groups in modern history and in major terrorist incidents like the September 11 (attacks)", Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, according to Iran's Tasnim News Agency.

The Latest on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon's visit to the U.S.

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But the most delicate discussions could be about Saudi Arabia's nuclear program, which is mooted as civilian-focused but could quickly become a platform for building a weapon.

Saudi Arabia's nuclear programme is "a massive contract that also has massive geopolitical implications", according to the Soufan Group, another political consultancy. Mohammad agreed. We believe the same.

He is on a public relations blitz while travelling in the United States, with stops in New York, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. "We're talking about over 40,000 jobs in the United States".

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