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Saudi king names Prince Khalid bin Bandar as deputy defense minister

Prince Khalid bin Bandar replaces Prince Salman bin Sultan

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on Wednesday appointed former Emir of Riyadh Prince Khalid bin Bandar as the new deputy minister of defense replacing Prince Salman bin Sultan.

The Saudi news agency said Prince Salman was “relieved” from his post upon his request. Prince Salman has held the position since August 2013.

King Abdullah also named Prince Turki bin Abdullah as new emir of Riyadh.