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Saudi Crown Prince calls Irani leader “New Hitler”

Saudi Crown Prince calls Irani leader “New Hitler” Pakistan Press  Club  DUBAI:  Saudi Arabia´s powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East” in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals. The  kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran back rival sides in wars and political crises throughout the region. Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Saudi defence minister in the U.S. – allied oil giant kingdom, suggested the Islamic Republic´s alleged expansion under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei needed to be confronted.“But we learned from Europe that appeasement doesn´t work. We don´t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East,” the paper quoted him as saying. Tensions soared this month when Lebanon´s Saudi-allied Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned in a television broadcast from  Riyadh, citing the influence of Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon and risks to his life. Hezbollah called the move an act of war engineered by Saudi authorities, an accusation they denied. Hariri has since suspended his resignation. Saudi Arabia has launched thousands of air strikes in a 2-1/2-year-old war in neighbouring Yemen to defeat the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement that seized broad swaths of the country. Salman told the Times that the war was going in its favor and that its allies controlled 85 percent of Yemen´s territory. The Houthis, however, still retain the main population centres despite the war effort [...]