Critics fear Saudi prince seeks legal cover with PM title

Critics says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has been made prime minister to circumvent multiple lawsuits filed over his involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. – EPA pic, October 1, 2022.

SAUDI Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s new title of prime minister, announced this week, could prove more significant abroad than inside the kingdom where he already wields enormous power.

The appointment by royal decree comes ahead of a deadline for US President Joe Biden’s administration to weigh in on whether Prince Mohammed qualifies for immunity from lawsuits filed in American courts.

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