Two Saudi Family Members Arrested for Allegedly Plotting Coup

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as “MBS,” has again tightened his control over Saudi Arabia, detaining two high-ranking members of the royal family on charges of planning a coup. The Wall Street Journal has identified the two as one of the king’s brothers, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al Saud, and one of his nephews, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Reuters, quoting a regional source, says that Prince Mohammed accused the pair “of conducting contacts with foreign powers, including the Americans and others, to carry out a coup d’état.” The source also said that “With these arrests, MBS consolidated his full grip on power. It’s over with this purge.” Reported by Fox News (03/07/20). Read more…