Mohammed bin Salman

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Mohammed bin Salman
A photograph of Mohammed bin Salman aged 34
Mohammed bin Salman in 2019
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Tenure21 June 2017 – present
PredecessorMuhammad bin Nayef
MonarchSalman bin Abdulaziz
Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
Tenure27 September 2022 – present
PredecessorSalman bin Abdulaziz
MonarchSalman bin Abdulaziz
First Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
Tenure21 June 2017 – 27 September 2022
PredecessorMuhammad bin Nayef
SuccessorVacant
MonarchSalman bin Abdulaziz
Tenure29 April 2015 – 21 June 2017
PredecessorMuhammad bin Nayef
SuccessorVacant
MonarchSalman bin Abdulaziz
Minister of Defense
Tenure23 January 2015 – 27 September 2022
PredecessorSalman bin Abdulaziz
SuccessorKhalid bin Salman
Prime MinisterSalman bin Abdulaziz
Born (1985-08-31) 31 August 1985 (age 37)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Spouse
Issue
  • Prince Salman
  • Prince Mashour
  • Princess Fahda
  • Princess Noura
  • Prince Abdulaziz
Full name
Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman
HouseSaud
FatherSalman of Saudi Arabia
MotherFahda bint Falah Al Hithlain

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[1] and the youngest minister of defense in the world.[2] In September 2022, he was named Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.[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 the decision it came from Muhammad bin Nayef to remove himself 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 but the one who's responsible for killing Jamal Khashoggi he is in jail .[8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "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.
  2. "Mohammed bin Nayef kingpin in new Saudi Arabia: country experts". Middle East Eye. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. El Yaakoubi, Aziz (September 27, 2022). "Saudi king names crown prince MbS as prime minister". Reuters. Retrieved October 4, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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. Archived from the original on 21 June 2017. 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.