A Saudi prince posted on Twitter Thursday that Saudi Arabia’s military could destroy Iran in eight hours if they wanted to.
Prince Abdullah bin Sultan bin Nasser Al-Saud tweeted a video on Thursday that showed some of the Gulf kingdom’s F-15 warplanes in comparison to Iran’s F-4 Phantom jets.
In quotations, the prince tweeted:
“Saudi Arabia can destroy Iran in 8 hours.”
And he further added, “What is hidden is greater. There is no force in the world that can stand up to our unity, our resolve, our renaissance and thank God.”
The Saudi prince cited an earlier report on Saudi Arabia’s military capabilities.
“Iran has no fighter jets that can reach Saudi Arabia,” according to an analyst interviewed on Channel 24 featured in the tweeted video.
Saudi Arabia has for the past years been America's #1 arms purchaser, with up to 70 percent of the kingdom's arsenal now coming from the United States, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
The analyst added Iran’s air force is outdated and weak, highlighting things like Iran’s old aircraft and limited number of Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets.