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Saudi king appoints Prince Salman bin Sultan as deputy defense minister

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Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz appointed on Tuesday Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz as deputy defense minister, Al Arabiya television reported.

Prince Salman has occupied the post of assistant secretary general of the National Security Council (NSC) for intelligence and security affairsز

He is now replacing outgoing deputy defense minister Prince Fahd bin Abdullah.