Saudi Arabia's new king names his son as defense minister

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Saudi Arabia's new King Salman has appointed his son Mohammad bin Salman as new defense minister, Kazinform has learnt from Utro.ru.

Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister Prince Mohammad bin Nayef was named second-in-line to the throne. The appointments were made in accordance with the royal decrees on Friday following King Abdullah's death.

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