Arabian expert: Saudi Arabia has no basis for revolution
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 19 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /
Although the demonstrations and rallies, taking place in some Arab countries, spread to the Persian Gulf countries, Salah Al-Ahtalan, leading political analyst from Saudi Arabia, thinks that Saudi Arabia has no basis for conducting large-scale demonstrations.
Saudi Arabian authorities will carry out reforms in the country to prevent the events similar to those occurring in some Arab countries, " he told Trend over phone from Riyadh.
The demonstrations and riots continue in Bahrain for several days.
As a result, four people died, more than 300 protesters were injured while dispersing demonstrators in the center of Manama.
First, protesters demanded economic reforms, but then the political requirements such as adopting a new constitution and restricting the powers of the royal family.
He said that the main problem of Saudi Arabia is unemployment, as well as other problems associated with the expansion of human rights, as opposed to religious problems and dissatisfaction with the regime as in Bahrain, Egypt and several other Arab countries.
"There is no dissatisfaction with the regime or power in Saudi Arabia," he said.
He thinks that the king has popular support and respect. The only requirement of people is to conduct reforms in the social and economic sphere.
He said that King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz will begin to carry out reforms to improve the social and economic life of citizens on his returning home.
"Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz will carry out reforms and resolve the problems facing the kingdom on his returning home," he said.
Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud will return to the country on Wednesday after several months of medical treatment abroad.
A 86-year old Saudi Arabian monarch was diagnosed with a intervertebral hernia in mid-November last year. He was immediately taken to New York.