[22][23] After the appointment of Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as interior minister upon the death of Prince Nayef in July 2012, Prince Muhammad became deputy interior minister. Mohammed bin Nayef – the detained former Saudi crown prince and interior minister – has been the victim of a sustained and coordinated attack from inside Saudi Arabia on social media that risks endangering his personal safety, lawyers acting for him have warned. [33], In February 2014, Prince Muhammad replaced Bandar bin Sultan, then intelligence chief of Saudi Arabia, and was placed in charge of Saudi intelligence in Syria. [32] In late January 2013, Prince Muhammad announced that Saudi women would be allowed to work at the directorate. [9][10] He has an older brother, Prince Saud, and two younger brothers, Prince Nawwaf and Prince Fahd. Saad bin Khalid al-Jabri, a former senior aide to former Saudi Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef, accused the crown prince in August of attempting to kill him. “His loyalty to the crown prince had never wavered and he continues to support the established monarchy.”. Both our client and our client’s family are concerned for their safety, and it is not known whether the lives of our client and our client’s family are in jeopardy.”, The letter describes the video’s suggestion that he is plotting against the Saudi state as completely unfounded. [15] He took courses at Lewis & Clark College, but did not receive a degree. [47] In addition, his bank accounts were blocked in late fall 2017. Nayef had reportedly been under … [53], Muhammad bin Nayef, unlike most of the royal family, actively talks to the media. [4][8] He is one of ten children of Prince Nayef. [38][39] The announcement reportedly helped calm fears of dynastic instability over the line of succession. Sarah bint Mishari bin Abdulrahman bin Hassan Al Saud, 18. Separately, it has emerged that an apparently spontaneous surge in the number of tweets ahead of the US elections claiming Mohammed bin Nayef was part of a Democrat-led “deep state” plot to destabilise the Saudi Arabian royal family was orchestrated largely through bots run by supporters of Bin Salman, research shows. Mohammed bin Nayef, 61, was named crown prince following the death of King Abdullah in 2015. [28] Prince Muhammad took the oath of office in front of King Abdullah on 6 November 2012. [11] Muhammad and Saud's mother is Al Jawhara bint Abdulaziz bin Musaed Al Jiluwi,[10] who was a member of the Al Jiluwi branch of the House of Saud. (Reuters) - On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia’s security apparatus for the past two decades and the next … [56], Muhammad bin Nayef was commended by Western intelligence agencies for Saudi Arabia's counterterrorism programs. I think that problem got progressively worse. The lawyers have written to YouTube demanding it take down a video, saying the content claiming he had been plotting to bring down Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman runs the risk of inviting serious retribution and harm to him. Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud is one of the prominent members of the royal family of the Saudi Arabia, the House of Saud. On 13 October, Sky News Arabia ran an article entitled “The Clinton Secrets … how did the attempt to penetrate Saudi society fail?”, the claim that new messages relating to Clinton’s time as secretary of state were declassified but adding that they revealed that she had “communicated with some individuals inside Saudi Arabia” and that she had sought to measure her strength, also alleging that the emails include the names of figures in Saudi who support the Muslim Brotherhood. [9] In October 2010, he warned the U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser of the 2010 cargo plane bomb plot. Since becoming Saudi Crown Prince in June 2017, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has moved to eliminate threats to his reputation and rule from activists, journalists, and … During Ramadan, al-Asiri waited in line at the Prince's palace as a "well-wisher". Saad Aljabri, a longtime aide to former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, went public with his claims in August. [6][7], Prince Muhammad was born in Jeddah on 30 August 1959. [27] He, and other decision-making elites, have asserted that terrorism must be treated as a form of crime and fought with ruthless policing methods. He voiced his concerns regarding Iran's nuclear program. [21], In 2004, he was appointed to the rank of minister, becoming number two at the Ministry of Interior. "[74], According to Bruce Riedel, a former US Central Intelligence Agency officer and director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution, "the weight of the evidence I have seen is that [bin Nayef] was more injured in the assassination attempt than was admitted." [51][52], On 25 August 2020, the legal representatives of Mohammed bin Nayef raised concerns over his well-being, alleging that Saudi Arabia authorities have not allowed Prince's doctor or his family members to visit him since five months of his arrest. Whatever MBN’s failings, the … Jabri was a longtime aide to Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. He defers foreign policy issues to the King. Mohammed bin Salman is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, heir to King Salman. The Saudi government has requested Washington that MBS should be protected from liability in a case filed by Saad al Jabri, a deputy to former Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef… A cross party group of British MPs has been denied access to him but is due to produce a report on his welfare before Christmas. [3][4] On 21 June 2017 he was replaced as crown prince and first deputy prime minister by Mohammad bin Salman,[5] and relieved of all positions by royal decree of King Salman. The tweets, marked #HillaryEmails, sought to claim there had alleged been an effort to establish a “deep state” in Saudi Arabia, adding that Bin Nayef had been involved along with the then CIA cirector, John Brennan, and Clinton. [55] Walid Jumblatt described Muhammad bin Nayef as the Saudi equivalent of General Ashraf Rifi, former director-general of Lebanon's Internal Security Forces. [57], He praised General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan, as a "good man". Mohammed is the son of Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, who was crown prince when he died in 2012 and was one of two heirs to the throne who were outlived by King Abdullah, the last monarch. Al-Asiri spoke to Muhammad bin Nayef a few days prior to the bombing, and expressed a desire to surrender himself to the authorities as part of the country's terrorist rehabilitation program. His father, Prince Nayef, was Crown Prince from 2011 to 2012. [77] He is married to Princess Reema bint Sultan Al Saud, and they have two daughters, Princess Sarah and Princess Lulua. [37], On 23 January 2015 it was announced that King Salman had appointed Muhammad bin Nayef as deputy crown prince. They were also repeated in Arabic-language media, most prominently Sky News Arabia. King Salman's younger brother, and Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, the king's nephew, were arrested and accused of treason, the Wall Street Journal and New York … Sarah bint Ahmed al-Kabir bin Muhammad Al Sudairi, 20. Over the last 15 years, bin Nayef had been considered Saudi Arabia's most influential security official, maintaining close connections with American and British intelligence communities. [73] Muhammad bin Nayef appeared on state television with a bandage around two of his fingers on his left hand. In January 2015, Ibn Saud's last son, Muqrin, became Crown Prince, only to be ousted three months later in favour of his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef. [29] His appointment was not regarded very positively by human rights activists due to Prince Muhammad's professional experience as a tough enforcer who imprisoned thousands of suspected troublemakers in Saudi Arabia. ♦ Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 60, the former crown prince and interior minister and nephew of King Salman. [62] In April 2016, Prince Muhammad was named by Time as one of the 100 Most Influential People. Muhammad bin Nayef, his half-brother Nawaf and his uncle Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud were arrested and charged with treason on 6 March 2020. Sharifa bint Ali bin Muhammad Al Suwaidi, 12. [3][24], In November 2009, King Abdullah appointed Muhammad as a member of the influential Supreme Economic Council of Saudi Arabia. Seen by many as the power behind his ailing father’s throne, he has … Musaid bin Jiluwi bin Turki Al Jiluwi, 6. Examining the Twitter campaign, Chris Padilla, the chief executive officer of digital reputation management specialists Legendary, said: “Given that our research estimates that over 40% of the accounts engaging with the HillaryEmails hashtag displayed bot-like behaviour, it is clear that the campaign is following a standard sequencing for disinformation campaigns. In the letter to YouTube, the lawyers point out the claims in the video that Bin Nayef has been at large and at one point seen next to Biden are totally false, and part of an elaborate conspiracy theory that he is working to undermine Mohammed bin Salman. Aljabri alleged that the Saudi prince wants him dead since he is close to rival prince and ex-security chief Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. [80], In 2015 Muhammad bin Nayef was awarded the George Tenet medal by the CIA. The agency also claims the bots were seeking to pushing false narratives online and as the false narratives trend, persuade news outlets to pick up the story. The detentions were seen as 34-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tightening his grip on power, according to the BBC. Saudi Game of Thrones: Former intelligence figure is newest MBS target. [66], The third attempt was on 27 August 2009. He suggested a strategy of directly working with Yemeni tribes, condemning terrorism. Mohammed… He thought that Yemen was a "dangerous failed state" and becoming a serious threat to Saudi Arabia. He had been a businessman before this appointment. He was ousted as crown prince in 2017. The tweets began two days after a call by Donald Trump in the final weeks of his election campaign for the release of more emails written by Hillary Clinton, some of which were supposed to show the Obama administration was plotting to undermine the Saudi royal family. Biden and team spend a working Sunday, begin transition as Trump refuses to concede Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 60, was previously a very powerful figure in Saudi Arabia. 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[17] He was widely credited for the success of the Ministry's counter-terrorism program. [30] However, he was regarded as less corrupt and less likely to abuse his power in comparison to other senior princes of his generation. Muhammad Bin Nayef. [43] The change of succession had been predicted in December 2015 by an unusually blunt and public memo published by the German Federal Intelligence Service,[44][45] for which it was subsequently rebuked by the German government. “A false narrative is published online, bots propagate it with great speed and reach causing the narrative and the false information to trend, and because it trends news outlets pick it up and cover it.”. The dazzling rise and tragic fall of Mohammed bin Nayef is a modern Shakespearean tragedy, set in a desert kingdom. His supporters say that as interior minister he risked his life saving his country from al-Qaida and through credible security cooperation with the CIA, including with two directors John Brennan and George Tenet, salvaged the US-Saudi relationship after its collapse in the wake of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. [66], Muhammad bin Nayef is a son-in-law of Sultan bin Abdulaziz. [39], As chair of the Council for Political and Security Affairs, the Prince was a leading commander of Operation Decisive Storm, the first major Saudi military operation of the 21st century. His federal lawsuit alleges the crown prince dispatched a … Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday received Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al … A nephew of King Salman, he was previously the crown prince of … [citation needed], On 29 April 2015, Muhammad bin Nayef was named Crown Prince, replacing Muqrin bin Abdulaziz in the post. [7] Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Saud replaced Prince Muhammad as Minister of Interior. [9], Muhammad bin Nayef was appointed assistant interior minister for security affairs in 1999. Exclusive: YouTube asked to remove video claiming Mohammed bin Nayef plotted to bring down current regime, Last modified on Fri 4 Dec 2020 15.30 GMT. [2] He is a nephew of King Salman and grandson of the founding monarch King Abdulaziz. [59], The Economist described Prince Muhammad as energetic and low-key, and stated that he was one of the candidates for the throne when the line of succession passes to the grandsons of King Abdulaziz. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly detained high-profile members of the royal family. [75][76] The last assassination attempt against Prince Muhammad was in August 2010. It was the first reaffirmation of ties between the Islamic monarchy and United States since President Donald Trump took office on 20 January 2017. The report is likely to call on the incoming Biden administration to press for his release. [68][69] The explosive device was hidden inside al-Asiri's rectum[70] and anal canal, which security experts described as a novel technique. Muhammad[a] bin Nayef[b] bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: محمد بن نايف بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎ Muḥammad bin Nāyif bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Su‘ūd; born 30 August 1959) was Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and first deputy prime minister from 2015 to 2017[1] and minister of interior from 2012 to 2017. [31] He then met with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on 14 January 2013. [20] He was considered to be an effective assistant interior minister. They point out “the true position is that our client has been detained against his will and without charge since March 2020 where he remains to this day. This was apparently a plot to get admitted to the Prince's palace. No official explanation has ever been given by the Saudi government as to why Mohammed bin Nayef has been detained, but a shifting list of allegations have been used ranging from the coup attempt, addiction, corruption, treason and conspiracy with the Obama administration. 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[26] On the other hand, this appointment enabled Prince Muhammad to extend his influence over the government's economy policy. He was injured in the third attempt, and unhurt in the others. In addition to his other posts Prince Muhammad was named the chair of the Council for Political and Security Affairs which was established on 29 January 2015. [66] Muhammad bin Nayef was injured by Abdullah al-Asiri, a suicide bomber linked to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He firmly supported U.S. President Barack Obama in his opposition to the release of detainee interrogation photographs. The Twitter campaign began after Trump, desperate for a way to eat into Biden’s poll lead, called for more of Clinton’s emails to be released. There was no immediate comment by Saudi authorities. [63], On 21 June 2017, Prince Muhammad bin Nayef was replaced as the heir to the Saudi Kingdom by Prince Mohammad bin Salman in a move considered to be "upending decades of royal custom and profoundly reordering the kingdom’s inner power structure. [42] He was also relieved of all positions by royal decree. However, new research shows that at least 40% of the tweets denouncing the plot and the role of Bin Nayef were generated by what an independent agency has described as “bot-like behaviour”. Jabri fled the kingdom in 2017, shortly before Mohammed bin Salman replaced Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince. Abdulaziz bin Musaid bin Jiluwi Al Jiluwi, 26. [14] In 1981 he received a bachelor's degree in political science there. Muhammad and his father were the first father-son duo in Saudi history to serve as Crown Prince. He exploded a suicide bomb, killing himself, but apparently only slightly injuring Muhammad bin Nayef, who was protected from the full force of the blast by al-Asiri's body. [60] He was also considered to be one of the possible contenders after his father's death in June 2012. [12] She died in July 2019. "[64] He also lost his position as interior minister. The former interior minister, seen as critical to bringing al-Qaida under control inside Saudi Arabia in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in New York, has been under house arrest since March. Al Jawhara bint Nasir bin Faysal Al Thunayyan, 3. [36] The reception was attended by senior civil and military officials and by the U.S. [48] In reply, a Saudi official dismissed these reports as "unfounded and untrue in addition to being nonsense" and a "complete fantasy worthy of Hollywood," according to Reuters news agency. [40] Thus, Prince Muhammad became the first of his generation to be officially in line for the throne. [18] He was also regarded as the architect of the government's counter-insurgency program. [81] On 4 March 2016 when he was crown prince he was awarded Légion d’honneur by then French president François Hollande citing his efforts in combating terrorism in the region. Ahmed Al Kabir bin Muhammad bin Turki Al Sudairi, 9. Prince Muhammed and Pompeo discussed security with Turkish officials, he said Saudi Arabia's relationship with the U.S. is "historic and strategic" and added that the move shows Washington's recognition of what he called Riyadh's anti-terrorism efforts. The medal, named after George Tenet, CIA's longest-serving director, from 1996 to 2004, was handed to him by the newly appointed CIA director Mike Pompeo during a reception ceremony in the Saudi capital Riyadh in the presence of minister of defense Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud. The former Saudi crown prince and interior minister Mohammed bin Nayef was jailed by his powerful cousin, Mohammed bin Salman, in a purge of potential rivals to the throne. Nayef is the grandson of Saudi Arabia’s founding monarch, King Abdulaziz, which means he is a cousin of Mohammad bin Salman. Mohammed once again detained fellow members of the Saudi royal family in March 2020. [58] After his appointment as interior minister, U.S. diplomats argued that he is "the most pro-American minister in the Saudi Cabinet". [3] He became the tenth interior minister of Saudi Arabia. Our client has limited access to his family or lawyers and has been prevented from seeing a personal doctor who has been responsible for his treatment for many years. [35], On 10 February 2017, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) granted its "George Tenet Medal" to Prince Muhammad for what the agency called his "excellent intelligence performance, in the domain of counter-terrorism and his unbound contribution to realize world security and peace". [13], Muhammad bin Nayef studied in the United States. [19] He also served as the director of civil defense during his term as assistant minister. Muhammed bin Ahmed Al Kabir Al Sudairi, 11. [71][72] Such a device has since come to be known as a surgically implanted improvised explosive device (SIIED), or body cavity bomb (BCB). 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Al Jawhara bint Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Jiluwi, This page was last edited on 29 December 2020, at 12:23. [46], According to the New York Times, reports of "current and former United States officials and associates of the royal family" speaking on condition of anonymity, state that the ousting of Muhammad bin Nayef and his replacement by Mohammad bin Salman in late June 2017 was not "seamless", but involved Muhammad bin Nayef being "held against his will and pressured for hours to give up his claim to the throne". "[47] According to The New York Times, citing "an associate of the royal family", the prince's alleged addiction was cited to "strengthen support for the sudden change in the line of succession" that removed bin Nayef from office. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, the interior minister, arrives to a … The tweets claimed Bin Salman discovered the plot to bring down King Salman, and this led to the necessary downfall of Mohammed bin Nayef. 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