By Steve Dellar  |  11-07-2017   News
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Just before heading off to South Korea, President Donald Trump commented on the Saudi arrests which <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/11232-Update-Saudi-Game-Of-Thrones-Purge-Continues"> we’ve informed you about yesterday of different princes and businessmen</a>.

President Donald Trump seems to throw his weight behind an anti-corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia, claiming that its targets have been “milking” the kingdom for years.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing….</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/927672843504177152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 6, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">….Some of those they are harshly treating have been “milking” their country for years!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/927673257230327808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 6, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Dozens of high profile princes, businessmen, military leaders and several ministers were arrested in the purge soon after the creation of anti-corruption commission headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the current King Salman.

“I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing,” US president Trump posted on Twitter. “Some of those they are harshly treating have been ‘milking’ their country for years!”

The tweets come a few days after Trump asked Saudi Arabia to list the first offering of shares in the Saudi Arabian company Aramco, one of the world’s most important oil companies, on the New York stock exchange, an offer which the UK had also made already (in their mind, London seemed to be the correct place for this).

Among those detained were Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest men who have important stock holdings in some of the greatest companies on earth, as well as two of the late King Abdullah’s sons.

The Saudi government has described the action as a sweeping effort to combat corruption and hinted that it might widen further, but foreign governments see it mostly as a centralizing of power and a goodbye to the old guard of Saudi Arabia which was soft on Iran.

At the same time, the Saudi Arabian government has stated that they see the removal of Lebanon’s prime minister as a move to strengthen Hezbollah and thus Iran in the country, and have stated that unless Lebanon goes back to its old ways, this will be interpreted as an act of war.

It is starting to become quite clear that the Saudi’s are preparing for a showdown with Iran in the Middle East.

Source:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5055923/Arrested-Saudi-princes-photographed-five-star-prison.html

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Iran, prepare yourself…

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