Tuesday, October 4, 2022

What Do Netizens in Iran Think of Bin Salman?

Ambitious Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been at the centre of media attention for quite some time now due to his unexpected behaviour and comments.

The 32-year-old heir to the throne had several interviews with American media during his controversial two-week trip to the United States.

He also went to the UN office and gave UN Secretary General António Guterres a check for $1 billion. The crown prince also sat down with members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Israeli rabbis. Bin Salman then had his picture taken along with the Clintons, visited Bill Gates, and in his latest interview, announced his recognition of the Zionist regime of Israel and said Iran’s influence must be tackled one way or another.

Media have turned the spotlight on bin Salman as he is proposing political and social reforms in Saudi Arabia and trying to present a new image of the country.

The Persian-language news website Khabar Online in a recent story has published s photo of Bin Salman and asked its readers, “How do you predict the future of Saudi Arabia with this novice politician in power? You may send us your comments on that at the bottom of the page.”

The following are some of the comments of Iranian readers regarding the crown prince’s behaviour, words and actions.

👤In my opinion, a person who tries to change Saudi Arabia and bring about different reforms and rid the country of unwarranted religious bias extremely cares about the welfare of their people and their national interests and seeks to give fresh impetus to a move towards modernism.

👤Reformist?? Why do Iranians care about foreigners so much, after all? The things he does mostly have their roots in his childhood complexes, i.e. his uncles and cousins. All the people he has ordered arrested or dismissed are those who humiliated him during his childhood.

👤 He bears animosity towards Iran.

👤He is a good stooge for the US …. and as long as he is a good crony … he will remain in power. …

👤You really believe he cares about the welfare of Saudi people and its national interests?  … This gentleman has spent a lot in Yemen and Syria, but, ironically enough, to no avail.

👤Mohammed bin Salman is a delusional and cunning crown prince, with the pious hope that he is able to overhaul the Arab world. He is the murderer of Syrian and Yemeni children as well as Shiites in Saudi Arabia. He is a dog whose bark is worse than his bite. He will have a fate worse than that of Saddam and Qaddafi and his cursed and wicked father and grandfather.

👤 After coming to power and assuming absolute power in Saudi Arabia, he will most probably try to establish good relations with all its neighbours, namely Yemen and Iran and Israel, and establish an Islamic Vatican in Mecca and Medina, and declare the whole Saudi Arabia a free zone like Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

👤… Betrayal runs in his blood.

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