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Saudi king chairs cabinet meeting from hospital, in stable condition

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Saudi King Salman held a cabinet meeting via video call from hospital in the capital Riyadh on Tuesday, a day after the 84-year-old monarch was admitted with what state media said was inflammation of the gall bladder.

FILE PHOTO: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz delivers a televised speech regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 19, 2020. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS

Three Saudi sources had previously told Reuters that the king was in stable condition.

A video of the king chairing the meeting was broadcast on Saudi state TV on Tuesday evening. In the video, which has no sound, King Salman can be seen behind a desk, wordlessly reading and leafing through documents.

The king, who has ruled the world’s largest oil exporter and close U.S. ally since 2015, was undergoing medical checks, state media on Monday cited a Royal Court statement as saying without further details.

Three well-connnected Saudi sources who declined to be identified, two of whom were speaking late on Monday and one on Tuesday, told Reuters the king was “fine”.

An official in the region, who requested anonymity, said he spoke to one of King Salman’s sons on Monday who seemed “calm” and that there was no sense of panic about the monarch’s health.

King Salman received phone calls from the leaders of Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan on Monday, state media reported.

A diplomatic source said the kingdom’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman flew back to Riyadh on Monday from his palace in the Red Sea city of NEOM, cancelling a planned meeting with a visiting Iraqi delegation.

The diplomatic source and the third Saudi source said the crown prince was still in the capital.

King Salman last spoke publicly on March 19 in a five-minute televised address about the coronavirus pandemic. State media have published pictures and videos of the king chairing online weekly cabinet meetings. Media have also carried images of the crown prince attending those meetings online.

King Salman, the custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, spent more than 2-1/2 years as the Saudi crown prince and was deputy prime minister from June 2012 before becoming king. He also served as governor of the Riyadh region for more than 50 years.

He named his young son Mohammed as crown prince to become next in line to the throne after a 2017 palace coup that ousted then-Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.


5 Comments on "Saudi king chairs cabinet meeting from hospital, in stable condition"

  1. SocialRevolutionComing on Wed, 22nd Jul 2020 3:01 pm 

    I would like to say thank you to StarvingLion for its daily stock market update and various thoughts. I am too lazy too look at stock quotes.

    I would like to add that I also believe that once the printing of money goes vertical exponential curve this is were money cannot be used anymore to allocate energy (Joule).

    It was working in the past to use money to allocate where energy (Joule) was going, but this time is gone now.

  2. SocialRevolutionComing on Wed, 22nd Jul 2020 3:17 pm 

    By looking at Armageddon icon, I think he will appreciated this little gift. I think StarvingLion and shortonoil might also like this little gift.

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  3. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 24th Jul 2020 8:40 am 

    Hagia Sophia now officially a mosque. The secular Turkey of Ataturk is now officially dead:

    This is another nail in the coffin of the NWO. It will now be nearly impossible for the globalists to park Turkey in the EU, thank God.

    Expect Egypt to be the next globalist domino to fall in the near future.

    Turkey, the natural leader of Sunni Islam.

    Who was Ataturk?

  4. Davy on Fri, 24th Jul 2020 9:53 am 

    “Turkey, the natural leader of Sunni Islam.”

    In a world according to cloggo but in the real world there is no evidence of this. Turkey will be the natural leader of Turkish related people throughout central Asia but Sunni Islam, that is just plain low IQ cloggo platform shit.

  5. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 24th Jul 2020 11:01 am 

    For a goat farmer like you I would tone down on IQ, if I were you.

    Erdogan is giving the finger to the empire, like the natural leader of shiite Islam Iran does. That’s sufficient proof for you. Oh and any idea how far Turkish people stretch? Of course not.

    Deep into China and Siberia.
    And Turks of the kosher variety own your country and plan for your destruction.

    But then again, what does a simpleton like you know..

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