Saudi King appointed his son as crown prince replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, rulers of Yemen and Kuwait congratulated Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for choosing Mohammed bin Salman as his new crown prince on Wednesday.
Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah sent a cable of congratulations Wednesday to King Salman over his elevation of his son, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman.
Mohammed bin Salman: A crown prince moving with the times
That’s according to a statement carried by Kuwait’s state-run KUNA news agency.
King Salman issued a series of royal decrees early Wednesday stripping Prince Mohammed bin Nayef from his title as crown prince and from his post as the country’s powerful interior minister overseeing security.
The newly announced Crown Prince Mohammed, who also serves as defense minister and oversees a vast economic portfolio, had previously been second in line to the throne.