Prince Mohammed bin Salman takes oath

Updated 03 May 2014
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Prince Mohammed bin Salman takes oath

The newly appointed State Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman took his oath of office before Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Thursday during a ceremony at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
King Abdullah congratulated Prince Mohammed on his new appointment and wished him every best in order to serve the religion, the Kingdom and the Islamic nation. Prince Mohammed thanked the king for bestowing his confidence in him.
Prince Muhammad will retain his present position as special advisor and head of the crown prince’s court. He is also the chairman of the Prince Salman Youth Center. Prince Muhammad holds a degree in law from King Saud University.


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said the Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism and disrespect international laws at the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

“We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said adding that “Iran is spreading chaos in the region through destruction and bloodshed, and by supporting the militias of Hezbollah and Houthis.”

“Houthi militias continue to violate the resolutions of the Security Council and the Stockholm Agreement, ignored UN resolution 2216 and the Gulf initiative…our goal is to achieve stability for Yemeni citizens under a legitimate government,” he said.

The deputy defense minister also said that the Kingdom is witnessing today an unprecedented transformation and development to achieve the vision 2030.

A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.