Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman called on the international community (the U.S. basically) to continue pressure Iran economically and politically.
He said Iran should be pressed with regards to the nuclear agreement to avoid a direct military confrontation in the region.
He said this during an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Friday.
He said he believed sanctions will deter Teheran and to avoid a military conflict in the region caused by Iran.
“Sanctions will create more pressure on the Iranian regime,” the Saudi Crown Prince said.
Iran has supplied the Houthi militia in Yemen with weapons used against Saudi Arabia over the past three years, the crown prince explained during the interview.
Since the war in Yemen began, the Houthi militia group fired several ballistic missiles into Saudi Arabia.
In response to a question on Saudi Arabia’s intervention, the crown prince said: “Yemen was about to get split between the Houthis and Al-Qaeda if we had not intervened in 2015.