Trump approves Saudi Arabian arrests

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - In tweets Monday evening, President Trump appeared to endorse Saudi Arabian King Salman's decision to remove a prince who headed the National Guard and create a new "anti-corruption" committee on Saturday.

As part of the probe, which is overseen by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, dozens of princes and high-ranking officials have been arrested. Among them was Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a billionaire who clashed with Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing...." the president tweeted.

He completed the statement with a second tweet.

"....Some of those they are harshly treating have been 'milking' their country for years!" he wrote.

I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing....

The White House did not acknowledge the arrests in an earlier statement on Sunday regarding a phone call between Mr. Trump and Salman.




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