Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammad Bin Salman has sought good relations with arch-rival Iran, TRT World reported.
The two middle east countries, locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance, cut ties in 2016 after Iranian protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions following the kingdom’s execution of a revered Shia cleric.
Salman made his comments in a television interview broadcast late on Tuesday.
“We do not want Iran’s situation to be difficult. On the contrary, we want Iran to grow… and to push the region and the world towards prosperity.”
He added that Riyadh was working with regional and global partners to find solutions to Tehran’s “negative behaviour.”
That marks a change in tone compared to MBS’s previous interviews, in which he lashed out at Tehran, accusing it of fuelling regional insecurity.
The prince did not mention any negotiations with Tehran.