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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia: None of this is “Saudi Spring”

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Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman gave an interview to the American edition The New York Times, commenting on the question of journalists about whether it is possible to call the recent events in Riyadh “Saudi spring”. American journalists tried to clarify the reason for the mass arrests of high-ranking Saudi officials, including several princes from the ruling dynasty.


Muhammad bin Salman said that the discourse on the "Saudi Spring" is considered untenable. According to him, a total fight against corruption has begun in the kingdom. The crown prince notes that lately the level of corruption has reached such proportions that in Saudi Arabia each year was lost to 10% of the budget. The prince noted that his father "gave the word to put an end to this."

Muhammad bin Salman:
The circle of the main participants of the corruption scheme was revealed. The charges against them were raised, and numerous evidence was collected. These people stole 100 billion dollars from the state treasury. Now we will return it to the state budget.

Bin Salman:
95% of those arrested admitted their guilt and declared their readiness to cooperate with the investigation. In relation to 1% of detainees, the investigation was terminated - they are not guilty of anything. 4% of detainees deny blame.


Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia: None of this is “Saudi Spring”


Earlier (after the arrest of dozens of Saudi officials), materials appeared in Western countries ’mass media saying that the anti-corruption campaign was just a pretext for the Crown Prince to get rid of his closest political rivals.
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  1. vanavatny
    vanavatny 24 November 2017 13: 17
    +6
    whoever of our princes squeezed into the budget .. and the young man couldn’t tear himself up, there’s still a wagon who wants to fight corruption in the name of their native sands and camels
    1. Shura Perm
      Shura Perm 24 November 2017 13: 18
      +2
      "" "95% of those arrested pleaded guilty and expressed their readiness to cooperate with the investigation. With respect to 1% of the detainees, the investigation was terminated - they are not guilty of anything. 4% of the detainees deny guilt.
      there are 40 of them ... one was quartered or something, that is, the legs were cut off and sent home, and the other part was accused of corruption with a head?))))
      1. hrych
        hrych 24 November 2017 13: 24
        +9
        Quote: Shura Perm
        there are 40 of them ... one was quartered or something, which is innocent?

        There are plenty of princes, and still full of princesses that princes can add wassat
        Well, the Crown Prince is absolutely right, no it’s not a Saudi spring, for it is completely Saudi autumn, and on December 1, Saudi winter will come wassat drinks
        1. Going
          Going 24 November 2017 13: 34
          11
          This is a power struggle with oriental flavor.
          1. Lelek
            Lelek 24 November 2017 19: 39
            +1
            Quote: Going
            This is a power struggle with oriental flavor.


            Hey. Somewhere yes, the struggle for power, but the main thing is a mercantile plan to replenish the treasury for $ 100 billion at the expense of relatives (they, by the way, signed this penalty verdict).
            1. Going
              Going 24 November 2017 19: 49
              +7
              Their methods, even from an elephant’s fly, will be made, but in this case, the stolen funds merge.
              1. Lelek
                Lelek 24 November 2017 19: 55
                +1
                Quote: Going
                but in this case, the stolen funds merge.


                East is a delicate matter... . There, the stolen goods are considered to be legally acquired, and whoever has the most of this, the main emir, who has the (again legal) right to take away everything "acquired by excessive labor". yes
      2. dzvero
        dzvero 24 November 2017 13: 50
        +1
        Thieves tami hands cut off. Most likely, only a couple of fingers were cut off to someone smile
    2. 79807420129
      79807420129 24 November 2017 13: 23
      +8
      Quote: vanavate
      and this hot young man wouldn’t be torn, there’s still a wagon of people who want to fight corruption in the name of their native sands and camels

      There, as you rightly noted, a wagon and a small cart wanting to compete ...... for the throne of the King of Saud, and at the same time replenish the budget. laughing hi
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 24 November 2017 13: 30
        +5
        Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia: None of this is “Saudi Spring”

        The stump is clear! Just cleansing the ranks of the heirs to the throne. yes
        1. Going
          Going 24 November 2017 13: 35
          +7
          To understand who needs to obey.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 24 November 2017 13: 39
            +5
            I will express myself a little ornately: "So as not to forget what my father gave me the smell."
            1. Going
              Going 24 November 2017 13: 43
              +8
              If he is able to calm everyone, then for many years he will become the only ruler.
            2. pvv113
              pvv113 24 November 2017 14: 26
              +1
              Nobody has canceled the subordination! hi
              Hello!
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 24 November 2017 14: 58
                +3
                Volodya, hello! hi
                Quote: pvv113
                Nobody has canceled the subordination!

                You do not compare the sausage (Saudi) with the causal finger. The Saudis may well not even know the words at all. lol
                1. pvv113
                  pvv113 24 November 2017 15: 12
                  +1
                  Words may not know, but less and less competitors lol
      2. den3080
        den3080 24 November 2017 13: 36
        +2
        that is, when the king takes - this is the replenishment of the treasury,
        and when the princes take it - corruption and theft
        ?
  2. Primoos
    Primoos 24 November 2017 13: 19
    +3
    I wonder how many were tried to death? How many percent tortured themselves? And which of these one percent remained healthy? Human rights defenders! Where are you hiding? Or are you afraid that the Bosko will chop you off?
    1. missuris
      missuris 24 November 2017 22: 17
      0
      Well, as if they had already chopped off)), and while the Saudis are buying weapons from the United States and Russia, then neither the Russian people nor the voice of America will go to them)
  3. Vard
    Vard 24 November 2017 13: 22
    +5
    Given that there are all relatives ... then we are witnessing a unique phenomenon ... fratricidal war.
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 24 November 2017 13: 26
      +5
      Quote: Vard
      we are witnessing a unique phenomenon ... a fratricidal war ...

      Not so unique, unfortunately ... sad
      1. Going
        Going 24 November 2017 13: 35
        +7
        For B.V. This is a traditional practice.
    2. Shura Perm
      Shura Perm 24 November 2017 13: 42
      +1
      Quote: Vard
      we are witnessing a unique phenomenon ... a fratricidal war ...
      and what happens to the neighbors ????
      1. jjj
        jjj 24 November 2017 18: 20
        0
        here real blood brothers wet each other
  4. Sergey53
    Sergey53 24 November 2017 13: 45
    +4
    "None of this is Saudi spring." This is a new type of replenishment of the country's budget. It is necessary to take it into service.
    1. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 24 November 2017 15: 34
      0
      In fact, you are right, but knowing a little "the peculiarities of the national selection of funds," I can assume that this will not end with fifty or so close ones. And we should not forget that this year the per capita income in this country is 55 760 dollars. Russian, for example, 22 540 translated into green, for staff members - 58 030, we have 37 400.
    2. CHEST OF DRAWERS
      CHEST OF DRAWERS 24 November 2017 16: 37
      +1
      Quote: Sergey53
      "None of this is Saudi spring." This is a new type of replenishment of the country's budget. It is necessary to take it into service.

      And preparation for hard times ...! There are a lot of people who are angry at Saudis in BV and there will be no special support from the USA and Israel .. Russia also has a lot of “questions” to them and we will not restrain anyone
  5. fa2998
    fa2998 24 November 2017 17: 59
    +1
    Quote: Sergey53
    "None of this is Saudi spring." This is a new type of replenishment of the country's budget. It is necessary to take it into service.

    And when will the Kremlin’s sultan plant the corrupt “princes”? "Cut off their heads, grow from a grenade launcher and other mischief? Ours stole no less than the Saudis, they completely lost the coast! angry am hi
    1. Shahno
      Shahno 24 November 2017 18: 13
      +2
      The system will not even allow you to start a case against top officials. They are gods, and you say to plant.
      Big is seen in the distance. So wait.
      1. fa2998
        fa2998 25 November 2017 09: 22
        0
        Yes, we are waiting, but it seems that this will never end!
        And at a distance - I have already lived my life in this country. While the activist is alive (or in power) - Hurray! GLORY!! As soon as they leave, they rinse in the mud, and criminal proceedings against them! Passed by! hi