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Saudi Arabia King’s son Mohammed bin Salman named crown prince

LiveMint logoLiveMint 21-06-2017 AFP

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia King Salman on Wednesday named his 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.

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