Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Saudi prince shocks royal family

from Associated Press

Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, a half-brother of King Abdullah and the father of Saudi Arabia's richest private business tycoon, criticized the monopoly on power by one faction within the Saudi royal family. Apparently referring to some of the country's most powerful princes - Crown Prince Sultan, Interior Minister Prince Naif and Riyadh governor Prince Salman. Prince Talal holds no government post and is considered something of an outsider within the royal family, because of his past pushes for reform dating back decades, which forced him into exile briefly in the 1960s ... In the AP interview, conducted outside Saudi Arabia, Talal also criticized the jailing of pro-reform advocates within the kingdom, and said they are welcome to join his party when it is established. He wants the party to break a power monopoly by some members of the family who have been "holding executive power for some 70 years."

1 comment:

Abu Daoud said...

God give him strength.