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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : June 21, 2017, 03:11
Duration : 01:10

Saudi Arabia appoints Mohammed Bin Salman as the new crown prince

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir, in a major reshuffle on Wednesday.

A royal decree removed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a 57-year-old nephew of the king, as next-in-line to the throne and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman, 31, who was previously the deputy crown prince.

According to the official Saudi Press Agency, the newly-announced crown prince was also named deputy prime minister and maintained his post as defence minister.

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