22 Oct '11, 10pm

Saudi Arabia allies praise Crown Prince Sultan after his death, US President Obama describes him as 'valued friend'

Saudi Arabia allies praise Crown Prince Sultan after his death, US President Obama describes him as 'valued friend'

Saudi Arabia's allies on Saturday praised Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz following his death at the age of 80, with the United States saying he would be missed. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's allies on Saturday praised Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz following his death at the age of 80, with the United States saying he would be missed. The crown prince, aged 80 according to government records, served as the oil kingpin's defence minister for nearly five decades but had been in the United States since mid-June for medical treatment. A Western diplomat, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said Prince Sultan had been hooked up to life support systems at New York Presbyterian hospital and was declared 'clinically dead' more than a month ago. US President Barack Obama offered condolences to Saudi Arabia and called the prince a 'valued friend' who hel...

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