Saudi Deny Deposed Saudi Crown Prince Barred From Leaving Kingdom, "Confined To Palace"

In the aftermath of the recent surprising Saudi succession, overnight the NYT reported that the recently deposed Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, has been barred from leaving the kingdom and confined to his palace in the coastal city of Jidda, citing to four current and former American officials and Saudis close to the royal family.

The paper adds that the new restrictions on the man who until last week was next in line to the throne and ran the kingdom’s powerful internal security services sought to limit any potential opposition for the new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity so as not to jeopardize relationships with Saudi royals. It was unclear how long the restrictions would remain in place.

However, this morning, a senior Saudi official on Thursday denied as "baseless" the NYT report, and a Saudi official told Reuters that bin Nayef, a veteran interior minister, was continuing to host guests and there were no restrictions at all on his or his family's movements.

The senior Saudi official expressed shock at the report, which he described as a "fabricated story" and suggested that Mohammed bin Nayef may seek legal action against the newspaper.

"What was published by the New York Times is untrue, completely false, and baseless," the official told Reuters, responding to a question on the New York Times report.

 

"His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and his family is moving freely and hosting his guests unrestrictedly. Nothing has changed for Prince Mohammed, except for stepping down from his government positions," the official said.

The Saudi official said Mohammed bin Nayef was "entitled to bring legal action against the newspaper and anyone who defames his reputation by publishing such false news about him".

As a reminder, Mohammed bin Nayef, who was admired in Washington for quashing an al Qaeda insurgency in the kingdom between 2003 and 2006, was relieved of all his duties a week ago. In his place as Crown Prince, King Salman appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman who also serves as defense minister and leads an ambitious reform agenda to end Saudi Arabia's over-reliance on oil.

Mohammed bin Salman's promotion ended two years of speculation about a behind-the-scenes rivalry near the pinnacle of royal power, but analysts said he still has to win over powerful relatives, clerics and tribesmen.

To be sure, so far the promotion has proceeded unexpectedly smoothly, with royal family members, senior officials and clerics participating in a traditional ceremony held in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in which they pledged allegiance to the new crown prince. Saudi state media, eager to show the change was going smoothly, repeatedly broadcast footage of the young Mohammed bin Salman kissing the hand of Mohammed bin Nayef, as his older cousin offered him congratulations.

Comments

FatTony7915726 (not verified) Doom and Dust Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:48 Permalink

In the Hebrew scriptures, Abraham and Sarah his wife, went into Egypt and decieved the Egyptians by saying they were brother and sister.  Why?  Because Abraham feared he would be killed because his wife was very beautiful and would be desired by Egypts top families.  Abraham preferred lying and saying she was his sister.To make a long story short, Sarah caught the Pharohs eye, she became his concubine and Abraham her "brother" got many riches, cattle, oxens, horses, sheep and lands.  Millions!  When the Pharoh discovered that they were husband and wife, he banished Abraham and Sarah from Egypt.  Did The joo Abraham leave all the wealth given to him in Egypt?  Nope!!! Abraham took it all with him, except the lands because they were immovable! lol   The Pharoh got Jew'd!!!  The cryptojews called the house of saud are no different, they want it all!  All the wealth the can take from their neighbours and the world!  Fuck them!  

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max_leering Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:15 Permalink

bring legal action?... now that's fucking funny!... just for saying the ptb are making him stay home, and reporting it?... what a bunch of inbred, goat fucking, asswipes!

baldknobber Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:19 Permalink

I like the guy in the red beret. Do I salute this guy or not? " Hey Abdul, whose in charge today? Don't want my head rolling for supporting the wrong guy"

NuYawkFrankie Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:25 Permalink

re Saudis Deny... blah blah blah...

Don't believe anything it until it's been officially "what"?

(Hint -> "d-n--d" )

Answers on a postcard please. To avoid disappointment, mailed no later than the outbreak of WW3.)

shovelhead Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:38 Permalink

'Ol Sal better get busy with the Wahabi Headchoppers Appeasement Tour or he may get Arab Springed himself. Wahabi Joe and the crew ain't exactly "reform minded" folks and can field 100,000 Al Akbars at the roll of a head.This is a tough neighborhood to be in while playing Game Of Thrones.Those extra guards around Mohammed, the ex next Mr. Big, are in case the rumors of enraged Democrat operatives in the area are true because there's nothing more humiliating to be gunned down by a Bernie Sanders supporter.

Tugg McFancy Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:33 Permalink

Fucking legal action? Legal action should be taken against the media for not publishing everything they have on these venereal disease infected shitbirds. Your valtrex script is ready, your highness.

Insurrexion (not verified) Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:43 Permalink

The New York Times published another false, phony, untruthful, fake, libelous article and now they are getting sued by the Saudis?  The NYT is on its back heels facing bankruptcy, lay-offs, and its demise.The lawsuit line-up to kill it (as it currently) is the real story here.

peterk Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:42 Permalink

Qatari Gas feild being set up to become sudi arabias  new cash cow.Qatar started to deal "too much in  YAUN", the yanks dont like that.. there already looosing   bids on the $US by iran , russia  dealing in  non-US denomination currencies.THe US cant bomb iran nor russia for this  indiscretion.. they have  nuclear weapons.Tp bad  Qatar didnt buy some Nuclear "assets" when it had the time.... silly of them to think that 16 tanks in the wharehouse was enough to ward off an invasion. The US will sanction  saudi arabia invasion of Qatar in exchange for  saudi promisses to1- buy more weapons  from the  MIC2- reprice  quatars GAS  in $US Saudi arabia becomes rich again... the US continues as ever. 

Pliskin Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:51 Permalink

Oh No!  Did Trump suck all the right cocks over there?  I hope he didn't suck the wrong cocks, after all MAGA!RIGHT, right, bitches?!?!Anyway, fuck it!  Just send MORE American troops to their deaths in the middle east for their rulers in Saud!Yipee, kay, ay, motherfuckas! 

Redneck Makin-tosh Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:12 Permalink

Must be a nightmare for the guy.Saddest Philipino I ever new was half Saudi. Born in, and unable to leave, Ryad - no right to Saudi passport and no support from his mother's country.Why he was sad? - he had just had a son.(He'll not be singing any national anthem with enthusiasm) Roll, years of promise, rapidly roll round, till not a slave shall on this earth be found.JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, attributed, The Neglected Period of Anti-slavery in America

Fireman Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:21 Permalink

The I$I$ "backed" Saudi Mercan IOU blood-spattered, s#it-smeared, petroscrip fiat filth dollah has been clogging the Wall St chosen racer sewer for too long already and threatening to blow away not only the USSAN Potemkin Village (idiot) "economy" but indeed the fecal filled Crypt of Saud itself. Onward with the head-chopping takfiri salafist organ eating rats to the crypt of Saud and lashings of blood for legions of starving Al CIAduh ghouls. KARMA!

HoserF16 Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:06 Permalink

Fuck the Saudi's! We should nuke every Royal Palace. Seventyfive percent of Middle East Turmoil will end the next day. I promise you that...Also, US Military suppliy Corporations will lose fifty percent in profits. That does not suck...

montresor (not verified) Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:19 Permalink

He isn't confined to the palace.. He just doesn't know how to leave the palace.. Doesn't know how to book a flight or call for his own ride...

DirtySanchez (not verified) Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:40 Permalink

Why doesn't the filthy rag head simply slip on a burka, and make his quiet escape?Don't really know where a disenfranchised terrorist finds safe haven with w bush and bozo out of office....