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Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets Saudi king, crown prince

06 December 2017, 06:51 | Opal Carroll

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets Saudi king, crown prince

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His latest statement comes after Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the former National Guard chief once seen as a contender to the throne, was released last week following a settlement reportedly exceeding $1 billion.

While some have raised concerns about negative financial ripple effects, as so many prominent wealthy investors and business leader remain detained, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who initiated the purge, has dismissed such worries. At least three others have also agreed settlements, the officials said. The prince has so far not commented, and it was not clear whether he was now able to move freely or whether he was under some form of house arrest.

"Most detainees faced with corruption allegations by the committee agreed to a settlement", he said in a statement on Tuesday.

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The authorities have not publicly named any of the 208 people who Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said had been "called in for questioning".

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the meeting, held at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, the Saudi king and crown prince discussed a number of issues with Rice. The attorney general said the negotiations will eliminate the need for prolonged litigation.



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