[Dr. Sa’ad Al-Faqih] Do you have any comments on Mohammed Bin Salman’s (MBS) visit to (prince) Muqrin?
[Answer] I believe that this came in response to (exiled prince) Khaled Al-Farhan. It’s very apparent that MBS is thin-skinned and hypersensitive, and he is easily irritated. If he hears a strong-worded criticism, he quickly gets irritated. Khaled Bin Farhan called on his uncles— his uncle (prince) Ahmed and his uncle (prince)— Khaled Bin Farhan Al-Saud that is (exiled) in Germany, he called on Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz and Muqrin to save the country from the dangers posed by MBS, it’s as if he’s trying to say, “Look, look how I was warmly received by Muqrin, and how he was very considerate towards me, etc,” and he made sure that was captured on camera and published as it was. I believe that this proves that he really is affected by what is written (about him) even if he does not show it.
I was informed by people close to those within his circles that he is extremely upset specifically by posts on Twitter. This is why he is very attentive to that, and he spends millions on those (PR) companies in order to suppress dissident views. Yes, he is affected, and since this comment came from an important personality from within the ruling family, i.e. Khaled Al-Farhan, he had to prove the contrary. Of course, Muqrin’s reception of him does not mean— it’s in front of cameras, so it’s out of courtesy.. First of all, Muqrin is weak, and I don’t think he would have responded to Khaled Bin Farhan’s call. Secondly, in private, Muqrin reviles and insults MBS, but since he’s almost the king, and he has power, and since the encounter was being filmed on camera, it was hard for him to display that publicly. Will he pay a visit to (prince) Ahmed? I don’t know. But I think it’s unlikely. He might visit him, and we could end up finding out that Ahmed is much weaker than we thought. But, it’s very unlikely that this will happen.