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2017 Jun 21 Wed, 10:52:07 am

Saudi King replaces Crown Prince with Mohammed bin Salman

MAKKAH, 21st June, 2017 (WAM) -- King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of Saudi Arabia, issued a Royal Decree on Wednesday appointing his son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as the Kingdom's Crown Prince, replacing his nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was relieved from his post. Mohammed bin Salman has also been named Deputy Prime Minister and will continue his post as the country's Defence Minister. The Royal Court said in a statement carried by the...