Mohammed bin Salman

The man who controls Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is transforming and modernising a deeply conservative country.

Yet at the same time, he is accused of human rights abuses, and suspected of being behind the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

So just who is the man they call MBS?

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Saudi crown prince warns of 'Iran threat' to global oil

Mohammed bin Salman
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince has warned that oil prices could rise to "unimaginably high numbers" if the world does not act to deter Iran.

Mohammed bin Salman said a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran would ruin the global economy, following an attack on its oil facilities two weeks ago which it blames on Tehran.

Speaking to CBS News, he also said he accepted some responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

But he denied personally ordering it.

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