Saudi Arabia's 'Mr. Everything' Is Now Crown Prince, Too
MIN READJun 21, 2017 | 14:55 GMT
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been called "Mr. Everything" by several foreign governments. He now has a direct path to the throne.
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After months of speculation and palace intrigue, Saudi King Salman shook up the kingdom's line of succession on June 21 by naming his powerful son, Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince and removing all titles from Mohammed bin Nayef, the former crown prince. This is the second time Salman has overhauled the country's line of succession and the Saudi government since taking the throne in January 2015. The move is a controversial one, considering it cuts large and powerful segments of the royal family out of the succession plan. And should the young bin Salman ascend the throne, it could mean Saudi Arabia will be ruled for six decades by father and son....