This is what was stated in a report by “Intelligence Online”, Thursday. The US election results caused a lot of tension in the corridors of the Saudi royal palace. King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his close advisors are considering the first steps of President-elect Joe Biden toward the country. Among the options might be “the sacrifice of Muhammad bin Salman if he appears to be a burden on the regime in its dealings with the United States.”
“Although Biden was talking about Saudi Arabia with harsh words during the presidential race,” the website added. However, he was not considered an enemy of Riyadh when he was Vice President Barack Obama. However, according to the site, “the royal palace is waiting to see if Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) will be an obstacle between the two countries.”
US Democratic members of Congress have been attacking “Mohammed bin Salman” since the assassination of journalist “Jamal Khashoggi” in his country’s consulate in Istanbul in 2018. The most active US lawmakers are already considering imposing economic sanctions on Saudi officials, according to the site.
The site revealed that “Congress will pressure the new occupants of the White House to issue a report detailing the responsibility of Saudi officials for the killing of Khashoggi.” It was written by US intelligence personnel, but the Donald Trump administration blocked it. ”
And the other issue that raises concern within the Saudi royal palace. According to the site, it is “the revenge carried out by Mohammed bin Salman and his advisors against the former Minister of Interior and former Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef and his former advisor Saad Al-Jabri. Very close to the CIA and who now lives in exile in the United States, the agency never forgets its employees. ”
The site said: “Riyadh would like to prosecute Nayef on charges of corruption and prevent his return to politics permanently, but Riyadh is now afraid of a compromise between the CIA and the administration preparing to take over the White House (regarding the Bin Nayef and Jabri files).”
Intelligence Online revealed that “King Salman is now exploring the options that will be open to him if Biden decides to take a hard-line stance, even though the Salman dynasty is firmly in control of the royal palace.” The site indicated that “Mohammed bin Salman can be sacrificed if it appears that he represents a burden on the regime in its dealings with the United States.”
“Bin Salman” has led the scene in recent years, but King Salman continued to hold the reins. The royal palace also expressed its dissatisfaction with the office of the crown prince on a number of occasions, such as his statements on the Palestinian issue.
King Salman and the actions of his son Al-Dashir
Also, at the height of the “Khashoggi” case, King “Salman” could not prevent his son, “Muhammad”, from summoning his other son, “Khalid bin Salman” and ending his work. As Ambassador of Saudi Arabia In the United States, to become deputy defense minister. The king would have liked his son, Khaled, to remain in office for a long time in Washington to continue his work in promoting bilateral relations.
According to the site, “Khalid bin Salman, beloved in American industrial circles, is seen by many who have been marginalized by Mohammed bin Salman in purges against corruption and are now living abroad as an alternative to Mohammed bin Salman as the crown prince, aware of the danger that this poses to him. It puts his brother Khaled under close surveillance in Riyadh. ”
The site pointed out that “the elderly king is also thinking about his other sons, as Turki bin Salman, the youngest son of the king’s third wife, Fahda bin Falah bin Sultan enjoys a strong grip on business, as does Saud bin Salman, the only son of the king from his second wife, Sarah bint Faisal Al-Subaie ”.
He said, “Sultan bin Salman, Abdulaziz bin Salman and Faisal bin Salman, the sons of the king’s first wife, Sultana bint Turki Al-Sudairy, are also close to the royal palace, where Abdulaziz bin Salman leads the main source of revenue in the country as he is now the oil minister, and the wealthy businessman Faisal bin Salman The one who founded Jadwa Investment and the Saudi Research Media Group, is the ruler of Medina.
He continued, “Sultan bin Abdulaziz, who was removed from the presidency of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) to a new position as head of the Saudi Space Agency last year, is the exception in the matter, as he is still out of the limelight, and spends most of his time between Germany and Austria and moves away. From Riyadh ”.
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