Powerful Saudi Prince Says Iran Is Trying to ‘Control the Islamic World’

May 03, 2017 - Time Magazine

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince said Tuesday in a rare and wide-ranging interview that there is no space for dialogue with rival Iran due to its Shiite ambitions “to control the Islamic world.”

The interview, which aired on multiple Saudi TV channels, offered a glimpse into how Mohammed bin Salman views the kingdom’s top rival. It also laid bare the breadth of his portfolio and powers.

The 31-year-old prince, who was named in 2015 by his f...