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'Saudi deputy crown prince did not get a degree from us' - US college

Oregon-based Lewis & Clark College has denied it awarded Saudi Arabia’s new deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef a degree in 1981, as the Saudi embassy had claimed

'Saudi deputy crown prince did not get a degree from us' - US college
Saudi Arabia’s new deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz. (Getty Images)

An American college has denied that Saudi Arabia’s new deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef graduated there, as the Saudi embassy in the US claimed last week.

Lewis & Clark College, in Oregon, issued a statement, stating Prince Mohammed did not receive a degree from the college, although he did attend some classes in the late 1970s, the Associated Press reported.

The prince is “remembered fondly by our alumni, faculty, and staff,” the college said, adding that it was proud Nayef had studied there.

The Saudi embassy blamed the error on a mistranslation.