The prominent Saudi prince, Abd al-Rahman bin Musaed bin Abdulaziz, considered that his country had many alternatives to buying weapons in place of the United States, which had recently taken decisions restricting cooperation with the Kingdom.
Prince Abdul Rahman, grandson of the founding king of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Saud, said in an interview with the official Al-Saudi TV that both Saudi Arabia and the United States need each other, adding: “There is no doubt that America is a strong country and a great country.”
Bin Musaed, who does not hold any official positions but is followed by millions of people in the Kingdom, especially on social media, added: “But in the end, I see that many of the things that Saudi Arabia needs from America have alternatives in the world, including If we are talking about weapons or economic issues. “
He stressed that “America is undoubtedly the best … as a partner and in terms of the history of military engagement,” but stressed that “there are alternatives,” explaining: “Even in recent history, sometimes it asks aircraft from America, for example, and Congress does not agree to that. It happened on previous dates. You can go to Britain or France or any other country that produces weapons. ”
Prince Abdul Rahman added that the Kingdom has a pivotal role in the region as it is “an Islamic, political and economic weight,” noting that his country also has an “influential role as a moderate country that helps in combating terrorism and cooperates in the fight against terrorism,” and stressed in this context that “America cannot replace it.” Saudi Arabia on one. “
The Saudi prince, who is also known as a poet and former president of Al Hilal Football Club, considered that the recent decisions taken by the new US president, Joe Biden, to restrict military cooperation with the kingdom, were due to his electoral promises.
Biden had previously announced the cessation of support for the operations of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen with the freezing of arms sales to the Kingdom, and directed the removal of the “Ansar Allah” Houthi group from the list of terrorism, but with the preservation of sanctions on its leadership and pledging to continue assisting Saudi Arabia in the attacks against it.
The Biden administration has also repeatedly stressed its interest in the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, stressing that this issue will be raised during contacts with the Kingdom, while it recently published the intelligence report on the killing of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, saying that his assassination took place with the approval of the Crown Prince, Prince Muhammad bin Salman. .
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