April 29, 2015 / 1:41 AM / 4 years ago

Saudi King Salman appoints Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as new crown prince-state TV

DUBAI, April 29 (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday sacked his younger half brother as crown prince and appointed his nephew, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as the new heir apparent, state television said.

He also appointed his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as deputy crown prince, and replaced veteran foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal with the kingdom’s Washington ambassador Adel al-Jubeir. (Reporting by Sami Aboudi and Mostafa Hashem)

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