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Today: King Abdullah: Former ambassador to Saudi Arabia on King's legacy

January 23rd, 2015

Episode 91 of 1279 episodes

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has died at the age of 90, ending the reign of the world's oldest monarch and leaving one of the most influential countries in the Middle East facing a period of fresh political uncertainty Sir William Patey, former British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, told Today: "There are a number of challenges coming at the Kingdom ...but they have a history of managing crises". "Resilience is the norm, I'm not saying something couldn't go wrong, but I think continuity is more likely".

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