Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | 10:45 WIB

Exiled Saudi Arabian Prince Calls for a Coup Against King Salman

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (nuonline)

BERLIN, NNC - Calls for a coup has been made for Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud to prevent the current ruling structure which is led by his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, from damaging the Saudi Kingdom.

The call of the coup was delivered by the exiled Prince of Khaled bin Farhan. The call for a coup was presented to other Saudi princes who are his uncles, such as Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz and Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz. The call was reported in Middle East Eye news portal released Monday (5/21/2018).

The prince who had been granted an asylum in Germany asked Prince Ahmed and Prince Muqrin to use their influences among the royal members as well as the Saudi military to stage a coup against the Saudi Kingdom.

According to Prince Khaled, changes are needed to save the Saudi Kingdom from 'irrational, unpredictable, and stupid' directions.

King Salman appointed Prince Mohammed bin Salman or MBS to be the crown prince of Arabia, in a surprise move in June 2017. The appointment ousted Prince Mohammed bin Nayef from the position of Saudi Crown Prince.

"If King Salman was in good health, things would not reach this stage. When we look at public policy in Saudi Arabia, we can see that King Salman is completely absent from the screen or from the political stage in Saudi Arabia," said Prince Khaled as quoted from Press TV, Wednesday (5/23/2018).

MBS who is also the Saudi Minister of Defense, is now seen as the most influential figure in the kingdom. Especially, his impulsive approach to domestic and regional affairs has triggered 'riots' both inside and outside Arabia.

Prince Khaled's appeal stood out amid the mysterious disappearance of MBS from the public since the shootout and explosions outside the Saudi Royal Palace in Riyadh last month.

Some sources claim that the April 21 incident, which the Saudi authorities called as a small drone shooting, was actually a coup attempt by the Saudi royal family against King Salman.