Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz Dead at 85 Heir to Saudi Arabia Throne News Story
Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz Heir To Throne Of Saudi Arabia Dead At 85 Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz, Heir To Saudi Throne, Dies At 85 Obituary Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has died. Crown Prince Sultan was the chosen heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz, has died at the age of 85 The crown prince was Saudi King Abdullah's half brother. He was defence minister for nearly 50 years before becoming crown prince, and made the oil-rich country one of the world's biggest buyers of arms He was known to be suffering from colon cancer, the crown prince died while abroad. He had previously undergone surgery in New York for another illness after which he spent a year recovering in the United States and Morocco. King Abdullah himself is ailing, according to reports, making the need to find a successor even more acute. Some expect the interior minister, Prince Nayef, to be named in his place, but no announcements have been made. The heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, died undergoing treatment for illness in New York. The death of the prince, who was in his 80s, opens questions about the succession in the critical, oil-rich US ally. Sultan was the younger half-brother of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who is has also been ailing and underwent back surgery last week.The most likely candidate to replace Sultan as Abdullah's successor is Prince Nayef, the powerful <b>...</b>
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