According to the Guardian on March 5, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Crown Prince have disagreed on many domestic and foreign issues in recent weeks, including the Yemeni civil war, according to internal sources they have.
Reported that the rift between the two began last year when Saudi journalist Kashuji was murdered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. According to sources in the Guardian, the rift has deepened since the end of February this year. It is particularly noteworthy that the 83-year-old King of Saudi Arabia was warned by his advisers during his visit to Egypt, who said that there were attempts to take actions against the King.
The Kings team took immediate steps to select more than 30 credible security personnel from the Saudi Ministry of the Interior and flew to Egypt to replace the former Kings security forces. The Kings advisers also disbanded Egyptians responsible for the Kings security.
The Guardian source revealed that the incident showed that members of the security team before the king were loyal to Prince Ben Salman. In addition, when the king returned to Riyadh Airport, the crown prince did not appear among the people who took the plane.
During the Kings visit to Egypt, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia made two important personnel appointment and removal decisions: appointing a Saudi princess as Saudi Arabias first female ambassador to the United States; and appointing his brother Khalidbin Salman as Minister of Defence.
According to the Guardian, the appointment of the Minister of Defense has further concentrated power around the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Sources revealed that the decision had not been notified to the Saudi King in Egypt and that the King was annoyed afterwards because he believed that Harids qualifications were not enough to qualify him for such an important position as a defence minister. Only when the king saw the news on TV did he know about the appointment and removal of these two personnel.
According to Saudi government practice, Royal appointments at this level are always announced in the name of the King. However, the two appointments and removals issued on February 23 were issued by the Crown Prince in the name of Deputy King. In fact, this has not happened for decades.
Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Li Wan_B11284