Prince Mohammed bin Salman
While top American officials and media outlets praise Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a “revolutionary,” 12 people are beheaded per month. Professor Asad AbuKhalil says the Saudi monarchy “has become far more repressive than it has ever been.”
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited France to sign $18 billion in agreements, while Algerian journalist Akram Belkaid says the catastrophic war on Yemen is barely even mentioned
200 corporate executives dined at the Saudi-US CEO Forum in New York City alongside Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, while protesters outside called for an end to the devastating war on Yemen – Ben Norton reports.
While the U.S. and European governments claim Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is dedicated to “reform,” analyst Ali al-Ahmed says this is propaganda that covers up his crimes in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
Media reports say the U.S. is considering selling nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia. Analyst Ali al-Ahmed is skeptical, and says Trump has just removed the fig leaf of concern for human rights abuses by the Gulf dictatorship
The severe financial crisis and foreign policy failures are making Prince Mohammed bin Salman increasingly belligerent, says Vijay Prashad