Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

Picture of Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

Age: 82

Place of Birth: Taif

Citizenship: Saud.Araviya


asledny Prince of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) and the Prime Minister of the country. He is the half brother of the reigning monarch of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud), and 23 th son of the founder of the Kingdom of Abdel-Aziz Ibn Saud (Abdul-Aziz bin Saud) and his seventh wife Princess Hussam Ahmad Al-Sudairi (Hussa Ahmad Al-Sudayri). Naif bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud - one of the five surviving representatives of a powerful clan Al-Sudairi, the so-called `Seven Sudayri` - Naif brothers from the same mother and their heirs.

Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud was born in 1933 in Taif (Taif), a major city in the west of the country near Makkah (Mecca), and was educated in a specially created for Saudi princes school and under the leadership of ulama, Islamic religious leaders and Quran experts . In addition, he read a lot on topics such as politics, diplomacy and security.

In 1953, at the age of 20 years, Prince Naif became governor of Riyadh (Riyadh), from 1954 to 1970 served as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, and in 1970 King Faisal raised it up to the Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia.

In March 1975, the murder of King Faisal made the Minister of the Interior Prince Fahd (Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud) Crown Prince Naif and Fahd succeeded to the post of Minister of Internal Affairs.

In December 1994, on the orders of Prince Naif and with the help of Prince Turki al-Faisal (Turki Al Faisal), head of the Saudi intelligence, hundreds of supporters of Arab terrorists were arrested.

In November 2001, on his initiative, all the women in the kingdom received a personal identification card - before that women were registered under the name of their father or husband.

In April 2001, he, and not the Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal (Saud al Faisal), went to Iran (Iran) as an ambassador of Saudi Arabia.

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001 Naif fiercely criticized in the United States (United States), because, according to American politicians, he has made insufficient efforts to combat Islamic extremism.

In July 2003, US Senator Charles Schumer (Charles Schumer) through Prince Bandar (Prince Bandar) lobbied offset Naif from the post of Minister of Internal Affairs, but to no avail.

From 2003 to 2006, Prince Naif of Saudi Arabia led action against al-Qaeda (al Qaeda), sponsoring a series of attacks on property, oil infrastructure, as well as industrial facilities. The successful completion of the terrorist attacks of his political position only intensified.

In March 2011, during the unrest in Saudi Arabia, two hundred people who want to know more information about their relatives, placed in prison, was denied a meeting with Prince Nayef. In March 2009, Nayef became second deputy prime minister.

Thanks to the patronage of King Fahd, his elder brother Prince Nayef has become one of the most influential officials in the kingdom. His daily duties as Deputy Prime Minister he has delegated to Prince Ahmed (Ahmed bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud), younger brother, and his son, Prince Mohammed (Muhammad bin Nayef).

October 27, 2011, five days after the death of his brother, Crown Prince Sultan (Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud), Nayef was appointed crown prince of Saudi Arabia and Prime Minister of the Kingdom.

He is considered one the most conservative politicians in the country - in March 2009, Prince Naif publicly stated that he sees no need for women to participate in the elections or in women in the government. Prince Nayef was actively involved in charity and according to some reports is suffering from diabetes and osteoporosis.

The Prince Naif had three wives, first he divorced. On the third, Princess Maha (Maha bint Mohamed bin Ahmad al Sudairy), in June 2009, has been linked scandal - in France (France) made the purchase of a princess on a huge amount of several million euros and did not pay. Paris shops had to sue the Saudi fashionistas.