The focus is on now Saud will respond to the Houthi attack on Riyadh for which they've blamed Iran. On a point of pride, they'll have to retaliate is some fashion. Given how useless Saud is though the Iranians are bullish.
Trump instead of developing a patchwork of alliances like Obama kinda attempted to do, has put all his money on this fragile coup on Saud. He's alienated virtually everyone else including Turkey and Qatar and pushed them towards the Russian orbit. So I'd say Hezbollah's position is quite strong.
The House of Saud’s King Salman devises an high-powered “anti-corruption” commission and appoints his son, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, as chairman.
Right on cue, the commission detains 11 House of Saud princes, four current ministers and dozens of former princes/cabinet secretaries – all charged with corruption. Hefty bank accounts are frozen, private jets are grounded. The high-profile accused lot is “jailed” at the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton.
War breaks out within the House of Saud, as Asia Times had anticipated back in July. Rumors have been swirling for months about a coup against MBS in the making. Instead, what just happened is yet another MBS pre-emptive coup.
A top Middle East business/investment source who has been doing deals for decades with the opaque House of Saud offers much-needed perspective: “This is more serious than it appears. The arrest of the two sons of previous King Abdullah, Princes Miteb and Turki, was a fatal mistake. This now endangers the King himself. It was only the regard for the King that protected MBS. There are many left in the army against MBS and they are enraged at the arrest of their commanders.”