Ahmed Zaki Yamani, a long-serving oil minister in Saudi Arabia passes away at 90

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A long-serving oil minister in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Zaki Yamani who led the kingdom through the 1973 oil crisis, the nationalization its state energy company and later found himself held hostage by the assassin Carlos the Jackal, passes away at the age of 90 years in London.

As per reports from sources, he would be buried in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Ahmed Zaki Yamani was the first Saudi representative on OPEC’s board of governors in 1961. From his position, he became known not for the hysterics that accompanied years of turmoil across the wider Middle East, but an ever-calm negotiating style that Saudi ministers after him sought to mimic.

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