TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land, a report said.

In an interview published on Monday in US magazine The Atlantic, Mohammed bin Salman said, “I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land. But we have to have a peace agreement to assure the stability for everyone and to have normal relations.”

“There are a lot of interests we share with Israel and if there is peace, there would be a lot of interest between Israel and the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council countries”, Prince Mohammed who is touring the United States added.

Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel last month, which an Israeli official hailed as historic following two years of efforts.

In November, an Israeli cabinet member disclosed covert contacts with Saudi Arabia, a rare acknowledgment of long-rumored secret dealings which Riyadh still denies.

On Friday, bin Salman met with the leaders of a number of pro-Israeli lobbying groups during his tour of the United States.