Alwaght- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef reportedly disapproves the Kingdom’s policy towards Qatar but he is incapable of changing the situation, a well known Saudi activist has revealed.
This revelation has been made by Saudi activist Mujtahid who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the Al Saud royal family. Writing on his Twitter account, he added that the Saudi bureau of investigations is receiving instructions regarding relations with Qatar from the Royal Diwan itself, the primary executive office of the king.
The Saudi whistle-blower said there were many members of the Saudi ruling clan who are “uncomfortable with the boyish decisions on Qatar and worried about its political, security and economic repercussions.”
However, “all of them (Emirs) are just zeros”, Muhtahid said, adding that the figure who is playing a major role in this issue is Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Recently, rumors circulated in Riyadh that Saudi King Salman is about to remove Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef and replace him with his son, Bin Salman.
The Saudi activist tweeted that King Salman has noticed that Bin Nayef appears not to support decisions on Qatar.
Last Monday, Saudi Arabia led Bahrain, Egypt, the UAE and several other countries in cutting relations with Qatar.
Some analysts believe that by launching an attack on Qatar, the Saudi king and his son aim not only to silence external opposition, but internal forces as well. In Bin Salman’s case, silencing opposition within the royal household is a crucial step he has to make, before he can oust his elder cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, as crown prince.