Saudi will develop a nuclear bomb if Iran does, Crown Prince warns as he likens regime’s leader to Hitler

Saudi Arabia will rapidly acquire a nuclear weapon if arch-rival Iran develops one, the country’s Crown Prince has warned.

Mohammed bin Salman said the Saudis ‘do not want’ nukes but would be forced to develop them should their Shia counterparts acquire them first.

The 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne made the comments in an interview in which he also likened Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to Hitler.