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Iran likely to top agenda at Prince Salman-Trump meeting

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 March 2018, 16:33 IST

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman is all set to meet with the US President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

During this meeting, Iran can be one the topics of discussion as it is a rival country to both of them.

Besides, it is expected that the 32-year-old prince would portray the changing statistics of Saudi society. His progressive measures to end the Wali system (Male guardian), women's right, foreign policy and diplomatic feud with Qatar.

These are the few trending topics that Prince Salman discussed in an interview in one of the well-known channels on Sunday before the highly anticipated meeting with Trump.

Changing status of Women

From lifting the ban on women driving to seeking permission of a male guardian before doing any activity, the gen-next  Prince has brought a drastic change in the Arab country.

In some of his interviews, he said, "We are all human beings and there is no difference.”

Saudi in 60s and 70s

Accepting the fact that Saudi society has been dominated by conservative Islam practices which date back to 1979. He said, "We were victims, especially my generation that suffered from this a great deal.” 

He even argued that the real Saudi differs from what it is today. He asked the viewers present at a show where he was speaking, he said, "Google Saudi Arabia in the 70s and 60s, and they will see the real Saudi Arabia easily in the pictures."

Life in the 70s and 60s were very normal he said, "Women used to drive, go to the theatre and Saudi was as normal as any other country."

Salman's ultra luxurious life

There have been times when Prince Salman have faced the wrath of his ultra luxurious lifestyle and has been accused of hypocrisy.  According to NYT report, he owns the most expensive home in France. 

Calling his wealth his private matter, he said, "As far as my private expenses, I’m a rich person and not a poor person. I’m not Gandhi or Mandela." He also added that he spends a part of his income on charity.


First published: 19 March 2018, 16:33 IST