RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has said Israel could be a “potential ally” of Riyadh, in remarks published Thursday.
“For us, we hope that the battle between the Israelis and Palestinians is solved,” the prince advised us monthly mag the Atlantic, in step with remarks carried with the aid of the legit Saudi press organization.
“We don´t study Israel as an enemy, we look to them as a capacity ally, with many interests that we can pursue together,” Saudi Arabia´s de facto ruler stated. “however we need to clear up some issues before we get to that,” he delivered in a rare interview with overseas media.
Saudi Arabia does now not have diplomatic relations with Israel. but in 2020 of its major gulf allies — Bahrain and the United Arab emirates — normalized ties with Israel, turning into the 0.33 and fourth Arab states to do so after Egypt and Jordan.
The normalization offers beneath the us-brokered Abraham accords angered the Palestinians, who condemned them as a “stab within the lower back”. Saudi Arabia has time and again said it’d stick to the decades-antique Arab league function of no longer establishing respectable ties with Israel until the war with the Palestinians is resolved.