Mohammed bin Salman
Saudi crown prince and minister of defence
Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, colloquially known as MBS, is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He is currently serving as the country's deputy prime minister and is also Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, Chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs, and Minister of Defense – the world's youngest at the time of his appointment. He has been described as the power behind the throne of his father, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. He was appointed crown prince in June 2017 following King Salman's decision to remove Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef from all positions, making Mohammed bin Salman heir-designate to the throne.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken defends the Biden administration’s decision not to directly punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed..