Does Saudi Arabia support Baathist resistance in Iraq, currently led by Ad-Douri? Do they want to install a similar regime as in Egypt to counter the Qatari influence?
- Conflict in the Middle East has quite a long history and has layers of complexity. Therefore expect this answer to be edited with more nuance as commenters point out clarity.
- While this should be one question, I will attempt to answer both and put a dividing line for each answer.
Now with the answers.
Does Saudi Arabia support Baathist resistance in Iraq, currently led by Ad-Douri?
There does not seem to be any clearcut support from Saudi Arabia to the JRTN movement which essentially the Ba'athist resistance in Iraq led by Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, as you mention in the first part of the question.
He had a well-deserved and well-known reputation as a killer. As Vice-Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, he was complicit in launching two wars of aggression against Iran and Kuwait, invading Saudi Arabia and attacking the town of Khafji in January 1991. He was involved in the brutal repression of the Uprising which followed the Gulf War in 1991 including mass executions, torture and wanton destruction. He was complicit in the deliberate destruction of the Marsh Arabs' way of life. He was also complicit in the genocidal Anfal campaigns waged against the Kurds, including chemical weapons attacks, the destruction of rural villages and infrastructure, and mass executions.
Do they want to install a similar regime as in Egypt to counter the Qatari influence?
They essentially did this with the military coup against Mohammed Morsi that installed Al-Sisi as part of a longstanding influence conflict. That said, there doesn't seem to be any similarities with Ba'athism or the JRTN movement led by Al-Douri.