Adel Tayari -TDO- (TUNISIA) Will the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stabilize or will the struggle of the wings within them increase the weakness of its regime?
In a surprise move Saudi king Salman bin Abdul Aziz appointed on Wednesday 21 June his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince. the king relieved the Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of his posts of crown prince, deputy prime minister and interior minister, the Royal Court announced. The royal court said in a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency that the young prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31 years old Under the Royal Order, he will assume the posts of Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister, while retaining his former position as Minister of Defense. The statement said that the board of allegiance which consists of the Senior of Saudi royal family supported the resolution by a majority of 31 of its 34 members. Another royal order spent the appointment of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud Bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud as Minister of Interior, after he was an adviser to former Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Saudi Press Agency reported that the Prince Mohammed bin Nayef agreed to the king's decision and declared his allegiance to the new crown prince.
For reference, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, even before his appointment as crown prince, was the strong official in Saudi Arabia and he is responsible for managing the Saudi-led war in Yemen, and responsible for the development of energy policy, the most important source of Saudi national income, and plans to prepare the Kingdom for the post-oil phase. And many experts confirm that the Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual ruler of Saudi Arabia.
We have pointed out in previous articles that Prince Mohammed bin Salman presents himself to the US administration on the grounds that it is "trump card" in the region and he sought to confirm this by fabricating the crisis with Qatar And planning for a "strangling" Qatar So as not to leave Doha for the "American row" and it seems that the American administration have been quick to award Prince Mohammed bin Salman an Important "award" Which is to give his father King Salman all the support to appoint his son crown prince successor to the crown prince who was relieved of his post Mohammed bin Nayef .. The most important question now is will the royal family in Saudi Arabia be satisfied with these changes and decisions? Or will the conflict of the wings within them become stronger, which indicates the "disintegration" of the Saudi regime?