Prince Mohammed Bin Salman also known as MBS (or MBS) is the Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia and de facto leader.. MBS was born to King Salman. He assumed this position in 2017 following the death of King Salman. MBS has been a major figure in Middle Eastern politics & economics since then. He is best known for his efforts in modernizing his homeland and implementing significant economic and social reforms ️ 🤴 🇸🇦 🇩🇪 👑 ..
MBS has made headlines for his efforts to modernize the kingdom, from allowing women to drive to opening up the economy to foreign investment!! He has also taken an active role in regional issues like Yemen’s civil war and countering Iran’s influence in the region. Despite these reforms, MBS has come under criticism for cracking down on dissent and allegedly ordering the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Prince Mohammed’s rise to power began in 2015 when he was appointed as the deputy crown prince 🤴 👑. In June 2017, he was made crown prince, and he has since held absolute power in the kingdom. His rise to the throne has been met with both praise and criticism. Proponents laud his efforts to liberalize the kingdom, while critics point to his crackdown on dissent and his close ties to the Kingdom’s economic elite.
MBS’s economic changes have included reducing government spending and reducing dependence oil revenues . MBS also implemented economic diversification measures like Vision 2030, which aims to reduce oil dependency by investing in non oil industries. The Crown Prince has also tried to open the kingdom to foreign investments and has proposed a series social reforms like allowing women to drive and opening cinemas ️ 🤴 👩 👑.
In foreign affairs, MBS has taken a strong stance against Iran, accusing Tehran of “aggressive, dangerous, and expansionist behavior”. He has also been a vocal supporter of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a conflict that has killed thousands of civilians and left millions on the brink of famine. MBS has also sought to counter the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, and has cracked down on dissent in the kingdom 🔛.
In October 2018, MBS was linked to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. This caused an international uproar and highlighted MBS’ crackdown on dissidents 🔛 🌍. As a result, many countries including the United States imposed sanctions against Saudi Arabia ️ 🇸🇦.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman has played a major role in Saudi Arabia and his impact on the kingdom has been both positive and negative. His efforts to modernize the kingdom and open up the economy to foreign investment have been welcomed by many, but his crackdown on dissent, and alleged involvement in the Khashoggi killing have been met with international criticism 🆙 🔛. Despite this, MBS is likely to remain the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia for the foreseeable future, and his policies, and decisions will continue to have an immense impact on the kingdom and the region 🇸🇦 🔛 🇩🇪. ! .
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