Alwaght- A British newspaper has termed US president Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the most dangerous men in the world.
"Many people view Donald Trump as the most dangerous man on the planet, but next week he flies to Saudi Arabia for a three-day visit during which he will meet a man who surely runs him a close second as a source of instability. This is deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31 – the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia since his father King Salman, 81, is incapacitated by old age – who has won a reputation for impulsiveness, aggression and poor judgment in the two-and-half years he has held power," Independent says.
The British daily's note written by Patrick Cockburn says early on the hawkish Saudi prince "escalated the Saudi role in Syria, thereby helping to precipitate Russian military intervention, and initiated a war in Yemen that is still going on and has reduced 17 million people to the brink of famine. Combine his failings with those of Trump, a man equally careless or ignorant about the consequence of his actions, and you have an explosive mixture threatening the most volatile region on earth."
Prince Mohammed, who is also Al Saud regime's defense minister, is not a man who learns from his mistakes or even notices that he has made them. Less than a year after his father became king in January 2015, the BND German intelligence agency issued a warning that Saudi Arabia had adopted “an impulsive policy of intervention” abroad and blamed this on the deputy crown prince whom it portrayed as a naïve political gambler.
Meanwhile, the US is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100bn, a senior White House official said on Friday, a week ahead of Trump’s planned visit to Riyadh. The arms package could end up surpassing more than $300 billion over a decade, the unnamed American official told Reuters.