Mohammed bin Salman is Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia also taking a number of other positions in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed bin Salman was appointed Crown Prince by his father King Salman in 2017, becoming heir apparent to the throne.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step in after a £300 million Saudi-backed takeover of Premier League club Newcastle United collapsed, according to reports.
Washington has announced a set of measures against dozens of Saudi officials following a report on murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but said that maintaining good relations with Riyadh is “important to US interests."
As muslim leaders jostle for room on the world stage, Saudi Arabia faces isolation with allegations of state-sponsored murder, atrocities in Yemen and grandiose dreams of a futuristic desert paradise that risk becoming a joke.
The fiancee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has sued Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and more than two dozen aides and officials in an American court, accusing them of planning and executing the assassination.
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has had his relatives arrested for plotting a coup against him and King Salman with the help of “foreign powers, including the Americans,” Western media claim. RT asked Middle East analysts to weigh in.