Asked what would happen if Iran actually got a nuclear bomb, Prince Mohammed bin Salman said: "If they get one, we have to get it similarly, for security reasons and for the balance of power in the Middle East. But we don't want to see that."
"Possessing a nuclear weapon is useless ... If you use it, you will have to enter into a major battle with the rest of the world," he said, noting that "the world cannot tolerate a new Hiroshima because of nuclear weapons."
The Saudi crown prince stressed that relations with Iran are progressing, expressing his hope that they will continue in the interest of the security and stability of the region, noting that "China is the one who chose to mediate between us and the Iranians."
The Palestinian cause
On the Palestinian issue, Prince Mohammed bin Salman denied suspending negotiations on the relationship with Israel, pointing out that they are progressing day by day, stressing at the same time that the Palestinian issue is important for normalizing relations.
"For us, the Palestinian issue is very important. We need to solve this part... We have a good negotiation strategy that continues so far."
"I really want to see a good life for the Palestinians, so I would like to complete negotiations with the Biden administration to ensure that," he said, noting that for the first time negotiations on normalization with Israel seem real and serious and "we'll see how it goes."
"We have to see where we go. We hope that we will reach a place that will facilitate the lives of Palestinians and make Israel a player in the Middle East."
The Saudi crown prince said: "If we make a breach by reaching an agreement that gives the Palestinians what they need and makes the region calm, we will work with anyone who leads Israel."
He pointed out that if the administration of US President Joe Biden succeeds in concluding an agreement between the Kingdom and Israel, it will be the largest agreement since the end of the Cold War.
On the Yemeni crisis, Prince Mohammed bin Salman stressed that Saudi Arabia is the largest supporter of Yemen in the past, today and in the future, and we look forward to a sustainable political solution.
He added: "We look forward to the region and all its countries enjoying security and stability to develop and progress economically, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest supporter of Yemen in the past, today and in the future, and we look forward to a sustainable political solution."
Oil and Economic Policy
In response to a question about the kingdom's oil policies, the Saudi crown prince said: "The kingdom's petroleum policy is governed by supply and demand, and we are committed to the stability of oil markets."
"We are just monitoring supply and demand, and if there is a shortage of supply, our role in OPEC+ is to fill this shortage. If there is an oversupply, our role in OPEC+ is to adjust that in order to stabilize the market."
He stressed that the Kingdom has succeeded in achieving the fastest growth in GDP among the Group of Twenty for two consecutive years, stressing that Saudi Arabia will be one of the strongest economies in the world.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman said: "Vision 2030 is ambitious and we have achieved its goals faster and set new targets with greater ambition, and our goal is to always reach the Kingdom for the better and turn challenges into opportunities, and the pace of our progress will continue at a higher speed, and will not stop or subside for one day."