this Time it was king Salman in person, sent his son to travel. For the first time since the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi embarks Mohammed bin Salman again on the international parquet. A total of ten days, the 33-Year-old on-the-go, the the CIA “with high probability” for the Customer of a spectacular crime.
The completion of his Tour of the two-day G20 summit in Argentina next Friday. It will show on the world stage, as it is ordered after the crime to the international Reputation of Saudi Arabia and how the Western politicians with the criticism concerning the heir to the throne in the future, want to deal with it.
Measured in terms of the conflicts that are expected to be in Buenos Aires, is the first, hastily organized stage by “Arab brother States” only the diplomatic preparation. The first three stations of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt to the Riyadh’s allies in the Anti-Qatar coalition.
The Emirati crown Prince and De facto ruler Muhammad bin Zayed is the closest foreign-policy Confidant of the Saudi heir to the throne to rule with the abbreviation MBS. Bahrain, whose sunnitisches rulers controlled the Shiite majority of the population with brutal Repression, is hardly more than a Saudi vassal state. And Egypt’s dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sissi would not be without the billions in aid from the Royal house in Power.
Against the values of the Tunisian Revolution
one and Only Tunisia, which has planned the crown Prince for Tuesday as the fourth stop on the way to South America, does not fit in this series. Very undiplomatic President Béji Caïd Essebsi left his spokesman to explain, Tunisia have invited MBS, the visit takes place at the latter’s request. Tunisia is the only country in the democratization movement of the Arab spring continues to be successful. In the population there is a lot of criticism of the Saudi Prince. Activists and human rights activists called for demonstrations in front of the presidential Palace and the Saudi Embassy in Tunis. The National Union of journalists, SNJT, said in an open letter to the head of state Essebsi, the Visit of Mohammed bin Salman, a “resolute opponent of the freedom of expression”, was a provocation and a threat to peace in the Region.
Like the majority of the Tunisians had been surprised by the plans of the heir to the throne, of the just wanted to wash his bloody vest white. “The crown Prince is implicated in the killing of our colleague Jamal Khashoggi and the arrest of dozens of Saudi activists,” said Mohamed Youssouffi, member of the management Board of the Association. “Therefore, we consider his visit as an Affront against the values of the Tunisian Revolution, and against our democracy.” Around 50 lawyers filed also filed a lawsuit to deny the Saudi crown Prince’s entry – a rather symbolic protest action.
insulting to the victims of Ben Ali
Tunisia and Saudi Arabia have lived the Arab spring apart, even if both air weapons held in recent joint maneuvers. Many Tunisians take it the Kingdom of evil, that it is granted Zine el Abidine Ben Ali for years, shelter, and prevents the Ex-dictator can be put in its home court. “This visit of Mohammed bin Salman is an insult to the victims of Ben Ali”, tweeted activists at the weekend.
by Contrast, most financial aid and religious donations from the Gulf region, from Qatar. Whose leadership maintains close ties to the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, in Parliament, from Tunis to the disintegration of their secular opponent Nidaa Tounes again the strongest group. Many of the foreign Tunisians live and work in Qatar.
at the same time the super-rich Gulf state is by far the largest Arab Investor in the North African countries bordering the Mediterranean, to France, Germany and Italy in fourth place. No wonder that Tunisia witnessed after 2011, a veritable building boom in mosques, their number increased by 885 to a total of 4.480. Tunisian critics of the Qatari mainly come from the left of the political spectrum, from the circles of the old regime, as well as from the ranks of the police and the bureaucracy. Are you accusing the conservative Gulf state to promote with his money to the political Islam and thus a radicalization of the society.