Saudi Arrest of High Profile Figures, including Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed is widely seen to be stamping out traces of internal dissent before a formal transfer of power from his 81-year-old father King Salman.

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Saudi Crown Prince Prince cleaning out internal dissent before a formal transfer of power. 

In a royal decree carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, King Salman condemned those who “abused public money without fear of religion, conscience, morals or patriotism, taking advantage of their influence and authority over public money, abuse and misappropriation in order to hide their shameful acts.” 

Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed is widely seen to be stamping out traces of internal dissent before a formal transfer of power from his 81-year-old father King Salman.

Saudi princes and former ministers were arrested by authorities hours after the announcement of a new anti-corruption committee, with sweeping powers and headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news service reported.

Prince Miteb, son of the late King Abdullah, was replaced as minister of the National Guard by Prince Khaled Ayyaf, according to a royal decree carried by state-run media late Saturday. Before his ouster, Prince Miteb was one of the few remaining senior princes to have survived a series of cabinet reshuffles that promoted allies of the crown prince, who is the king’s son and heir to the throne.

Heads of the main three Saudi owned TV networks, Alwalid Bin Talal (Rotana), Walid Al Brahim (MBC) and Saleh Kamel (ART) were also arrested.

King Salman has sidelined other senior members of the royal family to prevent any opposition to the crown prince. Prince Mohammed, 32, replaced his elder cousin, Muhammed bin Nayef, as crown prince in June, a maneuver that removed any doubt of how succession plans will unfold following the reign of King Salman.  

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>America is a mess</p>&mdash; Al-Waleed bin Talal (@AlWaleedbinT) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AlWaleedbinT/status/926708385973641217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Would very much appreciate Saudi Arabia doing their IPO of Aramco with the New York Stock Exchange. Important to the United States!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href=”https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/926793510723796993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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