The address of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to the Shoura Council came with good news for Saudis and explicit messages for the international community. In a nutshell, we can say that the annual opening address at the Shoura contained definitive features of the Kingdom’s domestic and foreign policies. It also emphasized that the Kingdom will continue to play a pioneering role in local, regional and international arenas. If anyone thinks that the media smear campaign to which the Kingdom has been subjected to will lead to a reduction in this major role, he will be greatly disappointed.
The Kingdom’s decision making will be in its own hands and not in the hands of anyone elseJameel al-Thiyabi