Prince Mohammad bin Nayef named second-in-line to Saudi throne

Prince Mohammad bin Nayef is nephew of the kingdom’s new ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minister Prince Mohammad bin Nayef was appointed second-in-line to the throne, according to a royal decree on Friday.

Prince Mohammad bin Nayef is nephew of the kingdom’s new ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Prince Mohammad bin Nayef is next in line after Crown Prince Muqrin, according to a royal decree announced following the death of King Abdullah’s death early Friday.

Both King Salman and Crown Prince Muqrin will receive pledges of allegiance from citizens on Friday evening, an official statement said.

In a televised speech, King Salman said: “We will continue to hold on to the strong path on which Saudi Arabia has treaded on since King Abdulaziz."

 

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