Apparently Iran was on to something when it said the Saudi leadership wouldn’t be around in another 20 years from now. Maybe Iran knew beforehand something was going on behind the scenes. Maybe Iran penetrated the Saudi leadership circles and now have influence.
We’ll know more in the future about any possible influence as events unfold, especially if they become pro-Iran.
If Iran ever somehow took control of Saudi Arabia through influential channels, or united with them, they will have succeeded in their long-term ambitions of becoming the Middle East hegemon and new superpower on the world stage. How events have already been unfolding throughout the last decades, it seems already likely, but this would erase all doubt that Iran is the Biblically prophesied King of the South.
Senior member of Saudi royal family calls for coup to replace King Salman as the country’s leader
A Saudi prince has reportedly launched an unprecedented campaign against Saudi King Salman, calling for a coup to replace the monarch, claiming he “led the country to disaster.”
Speaking to the British daily The Guardian, the unnamed prince — one of the hundreds of grandsons of the nation’s founder, Abdulaziz Ibn Saud — said plans were being put into place to replace Salman, who succeeded King Abdullah in January.
“The king is not in a stable condition and in reality the son of the king [Mohammed bin Salman] is ruling the kingdom,” the Guardian quoted him as saying.
“Four or possibly five of my uncles will meet soon. They are making a plan with a lot of nephews and that will open the door. A lot of the second generation is very anxious,” he said.
The prince presented his opposition to the king in two letters published online earlier this month and read by millions of the country’s citizens.
“We are calling for the sons of Ibn Saud from the oldest Bandar, to the youngest, Muqrin, to call an urgent meeting with the senior family members to investigate the situation and find out what can be done to save the country, to make changes in the important ranks, to bring in expertise from the ruling family whatever generation they are from,” the first letter read.
The prince told The Guardian that the Saudi public would support a coup. “The public are also pushing this very hard, all kinds of people, tribal leaders. They say you have to do this or the country will go to disaster,” he said.
If Saudi princes were to seize power from Salman, it would represent the kingdom’s biggest upheaval since King Faisal deposed his brother Saud in a 1964 palace coup.
Full article: Saudi princes said to call for regime change (The Times of Israel)