Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Deposed


Saudi Arabia’s king deposed the sitting crown prince, Muhammad bin Nayef, Wednesday and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the deputy crown prince, the state news agency reported.

Prince Mohammed, son of King Salman, will continue in his role as minister of defense, according to the royal decree cited by state media.

Bin Salman, 31, has been his country’s defense minister and deputy crown prince, and was recently credited with a “huge success” for President Donald Trump’s recent decision to stop in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called for a public pledging of allegiance in Mecca on Wednesday to the new crown prince, Saudi-owned channel al-Arabiya said on Wednesday.



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