To those who doubted the support of the king to his favorite son, battered after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, it comes to make a denial very clear. In his first public speech since the murder of the dissident journalist on October 2, the saudi consulate in Istanbul, Salman has praised Monday of the reforms initiated by the crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), that the CIA was accused of being behind the removal of the famous opponent. In front of the Majlis al-Shura, a consultative assembly, the monarch expressed appreciation for the program of economic reforms of his son to create jobs and get out of the all-oil. In short, not the slightest visible sign of a slackening.

These last few weeks have been interspersed with rumors about a possible shooting distance of the king vis-à-vis MBS. Citing sources close to the royal family, the Reuters news agency said that several dozens of princes and cousins of the powerful branch of al-Saud of the royal family …

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