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Arab Spring indicators exist in Saudi Arabia and the possibility of toppling the royal family grows

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A Jomhouri Eslami editorial headlined, “The World’s Last Absolute Monarchy” covers the recent unrest in Saudi Arabia following the trial of Sheikh Al-Namar, a Shiite cleric, and unpredictable consequences. The daily maintains that all the Arab Spring indicators of a revolution like in other Arab countries exist in Saudi Arabia. “The truth is that the political events in Saudi Arabia are making the situation more difficult for the Al Sa’ud (royal family) monarchy and force the leaders of the regime to resort to any measure to rescue themselves from (nearing) the cliff ahead.” Jomhouri Eslami quotes Bruce Riedel, former CIA researcher, saying that “the possibility of the overthrow of the royal family exists now more than ever, and Saudi Arabia will be the world’s last absolute monarchy,” adding that he predicts that “this will occur during Obama’s presidency.” The daily adds, “Over the past two years, the Americans have one by one lost their regional allies and are doing their best to protect the monarchy of Saudi Arabia… However, the experience of recent years shows that the Americans defend their regional allies as far as there is the possibility of their survival, and as soon as they feel that the equation is changing, they will stop supporting their allies.”


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  • Published: 100 days ago on Wednesday, 10 April 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: April 10, 2013 @ 1:43 pm
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