Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, underlined that Riyadh has resorted to Iraqi officials and figures, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr, to ask for their mediation with Iran to help end the Yemen war.
Saudi Arabia’s changing policy towards Iraq and its invitation for the Iraqi officials to visit the country is for asking them to meddle Iran’s help to convince the Houthis to end the Yemen war, Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.
“Saudi Arabia’s hosting Moqtada Sadr and before him Iraqi Interior Minister Mohammad Jalal al-Araji and congratulating him over the freedom of Mosul is an effort to reach out to Iran and urge the country to mediate an end to the Yemen war with the Houthis and call on them to show mercy to the Saudi crown prince,” he added.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Sunday with Moqtada Sadr, who was on a rare visit to the Kingdom.
Crown Prince Mohammed received Sadr at his office in Jeddah and the two “reviewed Saudi-Iraqi relations and a number of issues of mutual interest,” said the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
A statement released Sunday by Sadr’s office said he had been invited to the Kingdom.