URGENT Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince overthrows Al-Jubeir and appoints his brother to the Foreign Ministry

Release date: 2017/8/13 21:16 

(Reuters) – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has relieved Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair of his post, an informed source at the Saudi embassy told the Atlantic site.

The Crown Prince issued an order appointing his brother the current ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, as Saudi foreign minister instead of al-Jubair, the source said. 

Khalid bin Salman was recently appointed ambassador to his country in the United States instead of Prince Abdullah bin Faisal al-Turki. 

The website added that Khalid bin Salman was not the first Saudi ambassador to be appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, but Al-Jubeir himself before taking office, he served since 2007 to 2015 as ambassador to Saudi Arabia in Washington.


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