Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke to The Washington Post on Tuesday and made statements that totally represent his determination at bettering the Kingdom. In the interview, he said that the anti-corruption drive that took place in November was just the kind of “shock therapy” that Saudi needed to find the root cause of its economic issues.
There were budget targets for the Kingdom that it couldn’t meet
Budget targets by the Kingdom, as told by the Crown Prince, couldn’t be met with all the looting that took place. His Highness mentioned that although the number of corrupt princes were a minority, this still harmed the energy of the ruling Al Saud family.
You have a body that has cancer everywhere, the cancer of corruption. You need to have chemo, the shock of chemo, or the cancer will eat the body.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (via Washington Post)
He added that most of them owned up to their mistakes and agreed to settling financially, with 56 still remaining.
When asked about the recent reforms he had taken part of, he answered each by saying…
- On Lebanon, he told WP that Saad Hariri is now in abetter position as opposed to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia.
- On his domestic and regional policies, he mentioned that these changes were vital to finance the decelopent of Saudi and fight its enemies, like Iran.