The famous montane Mujtahid revealed on his Tweeter account the secrets behind the removal of Mohammad bin Nayef from the Crown prince-ship of Saudi Arabia.
Mujtahid said that the final reason why Mohammad bin Nayef was forced to step down without resistance is moral blackmail in a plot carried out by UAE clients for Bin Salman.
He added that this blackmail came after a series of actions in which Bin Salman cut Bin Nayef’s wings in stripping him of his powers and the removal of loyalists from the internal lines.
He further said that it seems that Mohammad bin Nayef himself did not succumb to blackmail, which affected his brother Saud, which he considered to destroy the reputation of the sons of Nayef and pressured Mohammad to step down.
He completed by adding,”But Saud’s intention does not seem to be clean. He is not concerned about the reputation of Nayef’s sons, but his aim is to respond to the temptation to appoint his son Abdul Aziz as interior minister and then Crown Prince”.
He said that, in an attempt by bin Salman to ensure his pledge to his son Saud, a change in the statutes was made by King and the crown prince come from two different lines in the family.
Thus Saud made the argument of extortion and scandal as a pretext to expel Mohammad and empower his son, exploiting him as the eldest son of Nayef on the grounds that the elder brother is at the place of father.
On June 21, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz named his son Mohmmad bin Salman as crown prince, a royal order and Mohammad bin Nayef was relieved of the post of crown prince, deputy prime minister and interior ministry.
It was Mohammad bin Salman, new Crown prince, who was responsible for managing the Saudi led aggression against Yemen and was also responsible for other energy and oil related policies.