Trump needs to show the Saudi Crown Prince the errors of his ways before it’s too late. And Yemen would be a good start for him, MbS and the American media to redeem themselves.
Two prominent regional powers in the Middle East have remained high on the international agenda recently: Iran, due to the sanctions going to be imposed, and Saudi Arabia, due to the Jamal Khashoggi murder.
Mohammad bin Salman’s political ambitions might lead him to future disasters like the Yemen, Hariri and Khashoggi ones. However, if regional tensions can be lowered due to a politically weakened MbS, it could count as a win for Turkey.
The Khashoggi murder pushes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become more dependent on global powers, in particular the United States.
Turkish security units tracked down the 15-member hit squad responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder due to the concise camera security network in Istanbul.
Turkey’s response to the Khashoggi affair has remained solid and serious since the very beginning and this stance has thwarted some from using the case as a political tool.
“It is obvious that the Khashoggi murder has damaged the Saudis’ regional design aims that had the crown prince as their centerpiece.”
The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul triggered a heated debate about the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
The SETA Foundation held a panel today in order to discuss the possible effect that the Jamal Khashoggi can have on the politics of the Middle East.
“If Trump decides to retreat MbS because of his brutality, which is unlikely to happen, it will not be a decision of American liberal principles, but a decision motivated by the increasing unpredictability of MbS’s actions in the Middle East.”