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Saudi Arabia King's son Mohammed bin Salman named as crown prince

Saudi's King Salman named his son as the country's new crown prince

AFP | PTI  |  Riyadh 

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman | Photo: Reuters

Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday named his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers from the previous Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been fired.

According to a royal decree issued by the official Saudi Press Agency, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his post as minister of defence.

First Published: Wed, June 21 2017. 10:36 IST