Posted on: Monday 18 June, 2012 5:08
|Salman appointed to be the new crown prince
Saudi Arabia named Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz its new crown prince after the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz on Saturday, state TV said citing a royal decree.
Prince Salman will retain his role as defence minister and is promoted to deputy prime minister, while his Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz is made interior minister, state TV said on Monday.
Prince Ahmed had been deputy interior minister for several decades under the late Nayef.