Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets Saudi king, crown prince

Saudi's King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud told US President Donald Trump that any decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem before a permanent peace settlement is reached will inflame the feelings of Muslims, Saudi state-owned media said yesterday.

"The necessary arrangements are being finalised to conclude such agreements", Mojeb said in a statement.

Recently a senior government official had disclosed that the arrests was now halted and the government was preparing to channel an estimated $50-$100 billion into economic development of the country.

The 65-year-old son of the late King Abdullah was the most politically influential royal detained under the orders of a newly formed anti-corruption committee headed by his 32-year-old cousin, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Prince Miteb, once seen as a contender to the throne, was freed after agreeing an "acceptable settlement" with authorities of more than US$1bn (£750m).

More than 200 people were being questioned at one point, and there are still 159 in detention, according to the statement.

Numerous detainees are being held at Riyadh's 5-star Ritz Carlton, which has been out of bounds to other guests since the crackdown started.

Authorities are now negotiating with detainees, "offering them a settlement that will facilitate recouping the state's funds and assets, and eliminate the need for prolonged litigation", he added.

Those who denied the allegations or refused settlements face prosecution.

The prince hopes to recover much of the US$100bn that the attorney general said was "misused through systematic corruption and embezzlement over several decades".



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