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Friedrich Karl II 03-08-2020 01:22 AM

Not so big surprise. The crown prince seemingly is securing his positions before him becomes king which might happen soon. And there will be surely further purges on royal family and among such officials who could oppose power of future king.

Countessmeout 03-08-2020 03:14 AM

A 4th prince is being reported having been arrested now

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...bbf_story.html

The original three:
-the king's only living full brother Ahmed bin Abdulaziz
-former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef
-Mohamed's half brother Nawwaf bin Nayef

and now on Saturday we have the arrest of Nayef bin Ahmed, one of Ahmed's sons. He is a colonel in the army.

Reports are saying even though only 4 are named, up to 20 princes have been arrested in this newest purge. Ahmed's son was the highest ranking military officer arrested.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/e...i-crown-prince

Tatiana Maria 03-09-2020 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2299115)
A 4th prince is being reported having been arrested now

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...bbf_story.html

The original three:
-the king's only living full brother Ahmed bin Abdulaziz
-former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef
-Mohamed's half brother Nawwaf bin Nayef

and now on Saturday we have the arrest of Nayef bin Ahmed, one of Ahmed's sons. He is a colonel in the army.

Reports are saying even though only 4 are named, up to 20 princes have been arrested in this newest purge. Ahmed's son was the highest ranking military officer arrested.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/e...i-crown-prince

Thank you for posting these articles. It is disquieting that even the most influential members of the crown prince's own family are no longer spared; the "assurances of safety" he gave apparently meant very little.

Duc_et_Pair 03-09-2020 10:53 AM

From The Guardian:

A former senior diplomat, well versed in Saudi palace intrigue, said the latest purge appeared to be part of a systematic approach to eliminating dissent as Prince Mohammed’s ascension drew near.

Using an Arabic term, “Bani”, to suggest “tribe”, he said: “So he’s gone for the Bani Abdullah, the Bani Fahd and the Bani Sultan. Now it’s the Bani Nayef. There’s still a son of Saud bin Nayef [Mohammed bin Nayef’s brother] at the General Intelligence Presidency. He’ll have to go, too."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...reason-arrests

Biri 08-10-2020 05:12 PM

Prince Waleed Bin Badr Bin Saud Al Saud is currently in intensive care unit suffering from coronavirus:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDt6Zb8puku/

Tatiana Maria 08-10-2020 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 2299375)
From The Guardian:

A former senior diplomat, well versed in Saudi palace intrigue, said the latest purge appeared to be part of a systematic approach to eliminating dissent as Prince Mohammed’s ascension drew near.

Using an Arabic term, “Bani”, to suggest “tribe”, he said: “So he’s gone for the Bani Abdullah, the Bani Fahd and the Bani Sultan. Now it’s the Bani Nayef. There’s still a son of Saud bin Nayef [Mohammed bin Nayef’s brother] at the General Intelligence Presidency. He’ll have to go, too."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...reason-arrests

The contrasting tone of the linked article on the crown prince's crackdown on allegedly corrupt businessmen was interesting.

eya 09-04-2020 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biri (Post 2333958)
Prince Waleed Bin Badr Bin Saud Al Saud is currently in intensive care unit suffering from coronavirus:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDt6Zb8puku/

Prince Waleed bin Badr Al Saud tweeted: “I have passed the critical stage some time ago.”

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhC0TsVU...pg&name=medium

iceflower 10-14-2020 12:39 PM

Prince Faisal bin Farhan held talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington DC today, October 14:


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Susan D 10-14-2020 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 2348566)
Prince Faisal bin Farhan held talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington DC today, October 14:


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The meeting looks tense; it doesn't look good.

iceflower 10-16-2020 04:30 PM

Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva in Lisbon, Portugal, today, October 16:


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