US wants latest Saudi royal purge to be 'fair and transparent'

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The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is trying to deal with major internal issues.

He's detained senior princes, businessmen and government ministers, as part of what he says is a crackdown on corruption.

The US State Department said on Tuesday it was urging Saudi Arabia to be "fair and transparent" in its handling of any prosecutions stemming from a sweeping corruption probe that has resulted in the arrests of dozens of princes and ministers.

Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington.

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