Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Dismissed

Prince Moqren bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has been removed as
heir to the Saudi throne and the country's deputy prime minister.
THE GUARDIAN: King Salman removes Moqren bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud as heir and deputy prime minister and installs Mohammed bin Nayef, grandson of kingdom’s founder

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has dismissed the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud, and replaced him with the interior minister, Mohammed bin Nayef.

A statement from the royal court, carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, added that Moqren was also relieved of his position as deputy prime minister.

The decree named Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince, as well as deputy prime minister, and said he would continue to hold his position of interior minister and head of the political and security council, a co-ordinating body. » | Agence France-Presse in Riyadh | Tuesday, April 28, 2015