Saudi names new crown prince
- Published: 18 Jun 2012 at 22.46
- Online news:
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Monday issued a royal decree naming his half-brother Prince Salman as heir to the throne following the death of crown prince Nayef.
The monarch appointed Salman ``crown prince and deputy prime minister'' while also keeping him on as defence minister, said the decree published by the state news agency SPA.
In a simultaneous decree, the monarch promoted Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz to take over from Nayef as interior minister, the SPA said.
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