King Abdullah will be missed, says Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the World would miss the late Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, but she emphasized the Washington’s durable relationship with the Saudi Kingdom.
"I offer my deepest condolences for this loss to King Abdullah and the Saudi people," she said. "He will be missed," she said, speaking in the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan.
Clinton had reached Tajikistan for talks on the danger of the drugs and so-called terrorist facing the Central Asian region, after completing his crucial visit to Pakistan on Friday. She will also fly to Uzbekistan to force the American policy over the entire Islamic world.
On Saturday, the palace of the king announced the death of the 89-year-old crown prince after which a series of condolences message started from the entire World. Hillary Clinton expressed his deep sorrows with the palace and stressed the America’s strong ties with the kingdom.
After the demise of the Prince, his brother Nayef will be into line to succeed the King Abdullah, who served as a leader of the oil rich country.
Sultan Abdullah was in the United States for last four months due to back problems. King was discharged from a New York City hospital in good health after going through two back operations in December 2010. However, he had some problems in the mid of the June and admitted again.
According to the sources, King Abdulla and Obama had a heated telephone conversation on Friday about their views of what Hosni Mubarak should do. After the discussion the King was furious and then suffered a heart attack that became the cause of his death, sources revealed.
According to Arab TV, doctors ran to rescue the King but unable to save him. He was pronounced dead by the doctor but his death was kept secret due to the sensitive situation of the region. However, later Hillary Clinton’s remarks about the King’s death made the entire world believe that the 86-year-old King has passed away.