Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman waves as he meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2017. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS
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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 Mohammad bin Salman views the kingdom's rival.The powerful prince, who was appointed by his father, King Salman, in 2015 to become an eventual heir to the throne, is also Saudi Arabia's defense minister, overseeing the war in Yemen against a rebel group aligned with Iran.Iran and Saudi Arabia's rivalry has played out in proxy wars across the region.
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