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It is time for a new leadership in Saudi Arabia

35 20 10

Saudi Arabia’s reputation has never been this bad. Ever since Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman became the de facto ruler of the Kingdom and consolidated his power, things have gone from bad to worse.

Bin Salman started an unnecessary war in Yemen, which has become the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. He created a blockade on Qatar, which was totally unjust. He detained the prime minister of another country and, although Saudi Arabia denied this, in an interview with BFM TV French President Emmanuel Macron said, “I remind you that a prime minister was held in Saudi Arabia for several weeks.” The Crown Prince also detained businessmen and other members of the royal family in the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, thereby creating the image of a Kingdom ruled by a sadist. He has arrested rights activists, demonstrating his government’s repression. Latterly, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, highlighting a new episode of Bin Salman’s viciousness.

Saudi Arabia has produced a number of explanations for Khashoggi’s disappearance and killing; all have avoided any hint that the........

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