Mohammad bin Salman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mohammad bin Salman
Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud.jpg
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
First Deputy Prime Minister
Reign21 June 2017 – present
PredecessorMuhammad bin Nayef
MonarchSalman
Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Second deputy prime minister
In office29 April 2015 – 21 June 2017
PredecessorMuhammad bin Nayef
SuccessorNone
MonarchSalman
Minister of defense
Reign23 January 2015 – present
PredecessorSalman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
MonarchSalman
Born (1985-08-31) 31 August 1985 (age 33)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
SpouseSara bint Mashoor bin Abdulaziz Al Saud[1]
Full name
Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
HouseHouse of Saud
FatherSalman
MotherFahda bint Falah bin Sultan bin Hathleen
ReligionWahhabi Hanbali Sunni Islam of the Ashaarite school Template:Infobox minister

Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud (Arabic: محمد بن سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎; born 31 August 1985) is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, First Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia[2] and the youngest minister of defense in the world.[3]

Mohammad is also chief of the House of Saud royal court, and chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs. He has been described as the power behind the throne of his father, King Salman.[4]

Mohammad was appointed Crown Prince in June 2017 following his father's decision to remove Muhammad bin Nayef from all positions, making Mohammad heir apparent to the throne.[5][6][7]

In October 2018, Mohammad received global outcry for being accused of having a role in the killing of The Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.[8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile: Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman". www.aljazeera.com.
  2. "Mohammad bin Salman named new Saudi Crown Prince". TASS. Beirut. 21 June 2017. Archived from the original on 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  3. "Mohammed bin Nayef kingpin in new Saudi Arabia: country experts". Middle East Eye. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  4. Transcript: Interview with Muhammad bin Salman The Economist, 6 January 2016.
  5. CNN, Nicole Chavez, Tamara Qiblawi and James Griffiths. "Saudi Arabia's king replaces nephew with son as heir to throne". CNN.
  6. Raghavan, Sudarsan; Fahim, Kareem (21 June 2017). "Saudi king names son as new crown prince, upending the royal succession line". The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  7. "Saudi royal decrees announcing Prince Mohammed BinSalman as the new crown prince". The National. Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  8. Hearst, David (21 June 2017). "Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's Prince Of Chaos". HuffPost. Archived from the original on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  9. Eye, Middle East (22 June 2017). "Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's prince of chaos". Medium. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.