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Activists warn of UAE conspiracy against Saudi Arabia

July 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz (L) visits Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House with Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (R) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 5 December, 2016 [Bandar Algaloud/ Anadolu Agency]

Activists in Saudi Arabia have taken to Twitter to warn that the United Arab Emirates is “conspiring” against the Kingdom. They have launched a campaign following messages posted by Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd, the youngest son of the late King, in which he described Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed as “the devil”.

According to one twitter user, the prince’s statement represents the feelings of “more than 90 per cent” of the Saudi people. Another said that Saudi citizens’ positive reaction to the prince’s statement shows that they are dissatisfied with the orientations of their own recently-appointed Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman.

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Yet another Twitter user said that the UAE is undermining Saudi Arabia and threatens its national security. As such, the person added, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf should stand firm against the de facto ruler of Abu Dhabi.

Saudi activists have also circulated a letter signed by Mohammed Bin Nayef in which the former Crown Prince warned King Salman about turning Saudi Arabia into a puppet in the UAE’s hands.