Iran Threatens To Destroy Saudi Arabia After Saudi Prince Warns Of "Moving Battle To Iran"

Tyler Durden's picture

An unexpected war of words erupted between two sworn Middle-Eastern rivals over the weekend, when Saudi Arabia and Iran threatened each other with military action, if not outright destruction.

It started on Tuesday, when in "unusually blunt comments" delivered during a nationally-televised interview Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - the man who is now effectively in charge of Saudi oil policy - ruled out any dialogue with Iran and pledged to protect his conservative kingdom from what he called "Tehran's efforts to dominate the Muslim world."

"We know that we are a main goal for the Iranian regime," he said. "We will not wait until the battle comes to Saudi Arabia but we will work to have the battle in Iran rather than in Saudi Arabia."

Iran, never one to leave a lingering belligerent comment by its Saudi nemesis unanswered, responded when its defense minister said on Sunday that Iran would hit back at most of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Islam's holiest places if the kingdom does anything "ignorant" according to Reuters.

"If the Saudis do anything ignorant, we will leave no area untouched except Mecca and Medina," Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan was quoted by the semi-official Tasnim news agency as saying. Taking a jab at the Saudi war in Yemen, the iranian said that "they think they can do something because they have an air force," referring to Saudi attacks on Iran-aligned Houthi forces in control of the capital Sanaa.

Dehghan, speaking to Arabic-language Al-Manar TV, was commenting on remarks by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who said on Tuesday any contest for influence between the Sunni Muslim kingdom and the revolutionary Shi'ite theocracy ought to take place "inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia".

Was this just more "run off the mill" jawboning and theatrics, or a prelude to a more serious escalation between the two nations which periodically trade verbal barbs even if neither has been willing to test overt military action against its counerpart? The answer will be revealed in the upcoming OPEC negotiation on production cut extensions, and specifically whether the Saudis will grant Iran - which has been steadily gaining market share at Saudis' expense during 2017 - another waiver from participation in the mandatory output cuts. Because when it comes to Saudi Arabia, while nationalistic verbal pyrotechnics are for popular consumption, when it comes to oil, and associated revenues - especially ahead of the critical Aramco IPO - nothing could be more serious.

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chubbyjjfong's picture

I would put my money on Iran. The House Of Sad needs to assume the T-bag receive position.

remain calm's picture

All fucking theater to numb the brains of the sheeple

max2205's picture

That's one way to get oil prices up 

BaBaBouy's picture

THIS Is Music To The MIC Cabales Ears ...

manofthenorth's picture

Compared to the Saudi's the Parsi's are truly enlightened and admirable. They are a determined and self reliant culture.

If the Iranians were to wipe the House of Saud from the face of the earth that would be fine by me and greatly appreciated.

Four chan's picture

would this mean an end to the genocide being committed by the saudis against the yemeni.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

This is solve so many problem if Saud and Iran is just shut up and take up arm against each other.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"This is solve so many problem if Saud and Iran is just shut up and take up arm against each other."

We can only pray.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

And I wonder what the consequence would be for the Chosenites sat on stolen land? 

Oops... friendly fire... my bad. 

 

wee-weed up's picture

Let them all kill each other. Sounds good to me!

AVmaster's picture

Do the world a favor and nuke mecca...

 

Thanks...

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

No good will result unless Israel is destroyed at the same time.

SolidAssets's picture

she was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet... http://bit.ly/2jdTzrM

Stuck on Zero's picture

I'm wondering ... which nation truly represents the "religion of peace?"

ebworthen's picture

Why will they leave Mecca and Medina alone?

C'mon now, are you going to solve things or not?

WTFUD's picture

He only said it i expect 'cause a number of Iranians visit there every year; remember an incident last year where dozens of Iranians were injured (some killed) in a stampede on a pilgrimage to Mecca or similar. Iran pointed finger at Saudi.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

maybe they have an under the table agreement to engage in a minimal war of pretence by which European leaders will gush and fall over theselves to accept another 10 million paedophile psychopaths

HowdyDoody's picture

Israel would love that. Major enemies destroying each other and trashing their oil industries - resulting in higher prices and a big chance for Israel to become a player.

kommissar's picture

LOL!  yeah, but we'd be too stupid to stay out of it like we did when iran and iraq got it on in the 80's.  i remeber a great deal of satisfaction at that little scuffle.  in the end all the goat fuckers will do themselves in if we let them, an just keep them in their own little miserable sandbox.

Freddie's picture

1,000 Iranians and 1,000 Hezbollah could take out the Saudi vermin.   Just ask the Saudis how well they have done against the Houthi in Yemen.  The Saudis and their hapless mercernaries have been losing at every turn to the Houthi.

Hongcha's picture

I would not contribute blood and treasure to protecting the House of Saud.

N0TME's picture

Yeah especially for John "bomb bomb bomb bomb, Iran" McStain.

I will be jumping for joy when this psychopath is voted out of office along with 

his girlfriend Lindsey.

LasVegasDave's picture

The only thing that tops millions of dead Arabs is millions of dead persians.  Or both

Let em fly you filthy sand niggers

 

Juggernaut x2's picture

Dave, you are a typical jew supremacist

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Problem is not Persian. Boris is many friend who is Persian-Christian and Persian-Zoroaster (B'hai). Problem is scale of Persian infect by psychotic Islam ideology.

HowdyDoody's picture

Boris Alatovshit is ignorant of fundamental difference between Sunni / Wahabbist extremist and Shia sects of Islam. Israel has tried to coerce all the Jews in Iran to move to Israel. They have refused. They prefer to live in Islamic Iran to Jewish Israel.

assistedliving's picture

commentary from the sands of Las Vegas...oh the irony

lasvegaspersona's picture

No sand in the Mojave...caliche...only....rocks on top of bigger rocks...

stecha's picture

LasVegasDave, You have won a big fucking prize. Tell em what it is morty. 

 

"Well Dave, youve one the pin a tail on the ole sand nigger. Oh youll have hours  of fun with this new and exciting game by iranco. woot woot

Truthoutthere's picture

Showing your ignorance Dave.

BlindMonkey's picture

Iranians can fight and have a creativity that is completely lacking in any Saudi national I've ever met.

 

Yeah, this fight won't even be close, it were strictly between KSA and Iran.....

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Shiite and Sunni conflict looks like it is getting serious in a big way.

What is the Shiite and Sunni conflict?

Their division traces back to a Sunni–Shia schism following the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the year 632. A dispute over succession to Muhammad as a caliph of the Islamic community spread across various parts of the world, which led to the Battle of Jamal and Battle of Siffin.

Saudi ==> Sunni

Iran ===> Shiite

Unfortunately, this will be a battle royale if it ever really gets underway in a major way. The Shiites and Sunnis have been at odds with each other for about 1,400 years,. So this conflict is not a recent event.

Shia (Shiite) Muslims are in the majority in Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Azerbaijan and, according to some estimates, Yemen.

Vlad the Inhaler's picture

Sounds like the Catholics v Protestants or Dems v Republicans, two heads of the same monster fighting each other.

Giant Meteor's picture

Seeems to be the story of much of the world , another rerun, also ran  ..

Volkodav's picture

        is not that simple

        only certain sunni are the problem

N0TME's picture

Yep, wahabbi and salafists.

phatfawzi's picture

Muslims have been at odds with everyone since the begining of time. 

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Not since beginning of time, since beginning of Islam, Religion of Submission to Irrational Hate.

HowdyDoody's picture

Tell that to the Chechens. Chechens were sent in to Syria to work as double agents in the carefully vetted moderate / extremist rebels. They did that job for several years, bringing out valuable inside information for the Russians. It doesn't take much imagination to realize what the takfiris would have done to them if their cover was broken.

They have balls. You are a gutless gobshite.

August's picture

FWIW a serious Sunni typically considers a Shiite to be an apostate from true Islam, and therefore even more offensive than a garden variety infidel.

HowdyDoody's picture

Iraq Sunni and Shia used to lived in mixed neighbourhoods without significant proble. The US dropped 'democracy and freedom' bombs, and ignited sectarian war resulting in sectarian divide and a weakened country. Who benefits from that? Not the Iraqis, that's for sure.

The greater part of the Syriuan Arab Army is Sunni. The officers tend to be Alwaite. They get on and are doing a great job. In Syria, when foreign reporters ask citizens their religion, the Syrians say 'WTF has that got to do with this? Religion is a privaate, personal matter'.

The Islamic problem is the deliberate fostering via excess USD of the Wahabbists in Suadia Arabia. They are intolerant of everything other than Wahabbism - Shia, Sunni, Christian, Alawite, Aetheist are all the same to them - apostates.

Tugg McFancy's picture

OPEC jawboning has found a creative new tactic more like it.

Rostale's picture

The problem is the bribery from Saudi lobbyists, a few checks to to the right congressmen, and there will calls for troops on the ground to stop the iranian menace, you know to protect the "freedoms" of the feudal camel jockeys.

SoDamnMad's picture

Are you suggesting McStain has been cashing checks recently from a certain "Kingdom"?

N0TME's picture

I would say that. Just sayin'.

you_are_cleared_hot's picture

I agree w/ you Chubby. The Saudis are not fighters; the average Saudi cannot even wipe their own a$$es without the assistance of the imported worker-class. I give the Iranians 5-1 odds they will mop the floor with the Saudis in a regional conflict. And the best part, LET IT HAPPEN! - it could not happen to a nicer part of the world.

Dilluminati's picture

I'd not short sell the Saudi's

 

new game's picture

backed by who?

hmmm

some recent disco chit chat at the dc big tent says game on and we will do in iran. neocons wouldn't sit tight for a nanosecond...

see ye ah will get the game kicked off.

camel fuk will be dockey donging themselves whilst merica and fly amnuevers and drop bombs.

let the fun begin. half time, russia enter the theatre...

what-the-fuk-ever...