Saudi journalist Jamal Khashogji, who has close ties to the decision making circle within the Kingdom, has tweeted that King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz will strike a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood group, if he deemed it useful with stemming the Iranian expansion in the region.
In an attempt to justify the Kingdom’s policy of dealing with the military coup in Egypt, although the coup authorities have been persecuting the Muslim Brotherhood there, Khashogji said: “King Salman has inherited the Egyptian condition”, pointing to the legacy bequeathed by King Abdullah bin Abd Al-Aziz. He added: “Let us say that so much water has passed under the bridge in Egypt and that there is a certain status quo.”
Some observers have concluded that if Khashogji’s remarks do indeed express the conviction of the Saudi Authorities, this may be regarded as an attempt by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to evade bearing moral and international responsibility with regard to the undemocratic toppling of the Muslim Brotherhood…
Alliances and enemies are slippery in the Middle East (except for Israel — the eternal enemy).