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Report: Saudi King suffering from dementia

Lebanese sources claim 80-year-old Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz was ill upon his ascension to the throne.

Shoshana Miskin,

Saudi Arabia's King Salman
Saudi Arabia's King Salman
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Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, 80, is said to have Alzheimer’s or dementia, according to Lebanese media reports.

The Lebanese Al-Ahed claimed to obtain medical records of King Salman testifying that he was suffering dementia since 2008, and that the number of hospital visits in the last few months has increased and that he did not walk around, as he did before

In 2015, King Salman succeeded big brother Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz who died at the age of 90.

The report further predicted that, within next next 18 months, the Saudi king will not be able to continue his post due to his deteriorating health and inability to make political decisions.

The Saudi government is currently being administered by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef.

“The king is not in a stable condition and in reality the son of the king is ruling the kingdom,” the report claimed.