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The Kingdom of corruption

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Crown prince and defence minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman was in the UK last week for meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May. The visit was intended to “usher in a new era in bilateral relations,” according to a government statement.

Bin Salman is the first in line to the Saudi throne, and would be ushered in as absolute ruler were the king to keel over tomorrow. A far younger man at 32 than his predecessors, Mohammed bin Salman already welds a vast amount of influence over the direction of the kingdom, especially its foreign policy.

He is being pushed as the de facto leader of the country. He is also being propagandised as a “reformer” that we must support if we want any kind of real change in what is portrayed as a hopelessly conservative country.

But all this is a cruel lie.

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Despite the crude propaganda billboards which were put up in London during his visit promising that Salman will bring “change”, he still leads a kingdom of horrors.

He has been the architect of Saudi Arabia’s disastrous leading role in fuelling and instigating the war in Yemen, and of........

© Middle East Monitor