Saudi king names son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince

| Updated: Jun 21, 2017 15:25 IST

New York [U.S.], June. 21 (ANI): In a major reshuffle announcement on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's King Salman has named his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir. The development has now removed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as next in line to the throne and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman, who earlier held the position of the deputy crown prince. The new crown prince was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his post as minister of defence, reports official Saudi Press Agency. More details to follow. (ANI)