The crown prince testified that women in his country do not have full rights yet, but notwithstanding he considered "women and men equal".
Prince Mohammed embraced a Saudi woman's right to wear "what type of decent and respectful attire she chooses to wear".
He defended at length his anti-corruption purge which saw numerous kingdom's princes and tycoons detained for several weeks inside Riyadh's luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel - widely seen as an attempt to cement his grip on power. "It would be virtually impossible for the Saudi government to accept terms that are less than what Obama gave the Iranians-the possibility of future enrichment", a source close to the Saudi government told AFP, referring to the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers that was completed when Barack Obama was still president. "All actions taken were in accordance with existing and published laws", the crown prince said. "I'm not Gandhi or Mandela". "I spend at least 51 percent on people and 49 on myself". "They block humanitarian aid in order to create starvation and a humanitarian crisis", continued Prince Mohammed.
"He said he was able to recover more than "$100 billion" of ill-gotten wealth from the detainees, but added: "The idea is not to get money, but to punish the corrupt and send a clear signal that whoever engages in corrupt deals will face the law". The quotations below were taken from a transcript provided to The New York Times.
The crown prince has been using investments by the PIF to build relationships with other companies he hopes will play a role in that economic and social transformation, including SoftBank Group Corp. and Blackstone Group LP. "He is supported by Iran", he stressed.
In comments aired before the interview, the Saudi Crown Prince stood by his comparison of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Adolf Hitler.
"Its army is not among the top five armies in the Muslim world".
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He said: "Iran is not a rival to Saudi Arabia".
Prince Mohammed, known by his initials MBS, was named crown prince that month by his father, King Salman. "The King always says, 'If you read the history of a thousand years, you have the experience of a thousand years'".
The prince acknowledged Saudi society was dominated by a particularly harsh strain of conservative Islam, which he traces back to 1979, the year of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the seizure by extremists of the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
At a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on March 14, General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of United States Central Command, admitted that Syria's official government and its allies Russian Federation and Iran had won the war.
He has a meeting scheduled Tuesday with Trump, and it will most likely include a discussion regarding financing "reconstruction" in a post-war Syria and US presence in the war. Later in the week he will head to Boston, then NY, then the West Coast (Washington State and California), where he will meet the leaders of tech and film industries.
Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman also defended the Yemen bombing, his lavish expenditures and discussed the notorious royal purge.