US president tweets ‘great confidence’ in Saudi king and crown prince, but White House stays silent on unprecedented arrests of high profile figures

Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind an anti-corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia, claiming that its targets have been “milking” the kingdom for years.

Dozens of high profile princes, military leaders and ministers were arrested in the weekend purge soon after the creation of anti-graft commission headed by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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