Saudi Crown Prince: I want my wife and children to live a normal life

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At a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, a French reporter asked Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman if he will be bringing his spouse along with him if he visits France again in the future.

With a smile on his face, and on the eager faces of other reporters in the room, the crown prince said that he is very careful that his wife and four children lead a normal life that is not affected by his post as the future heir of the kingdom.

“I want my children to live a very normal life away from the spotlight, political pressures and attention,” he said.

“I want them to live a very normal life, and my wife wants the same,” he added.

The crown prince was asked about other pressing topics including the Syrian crisis, Iran and Yemen.

Regarding Iran, the crown prince said that he agreed with President Macron on many points, except for Iran’s nuclear agenda.

He said that after the nuclear deal ends in 2025, what would separate Iran from creating a nuclear bomb is mere days.

“If Iran decided today to build a nuclear bomb it will take from one to two years, which will give us ample time to act if they go in that direction,” he said. “However, when the nuclear deal expires in 2025, Iran will be able to build a nuclear bomb in mere days which is very dangerous and will limit our options.”

“I hope the president isn’t upset with me and what I am about to say, but we do not want to repeat the deal made in 1938 which resulted in the start of World War II,” the crown prince added, referring to former UK Prime Minister Chamberlain who adopted a policy of appeasement with Hitler that failed.

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