King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz made big changes in power

The King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday made the large-scale changes in the country authorities. Mostly changes addressed the issues of succession.

Son of the King Mohammed Salman is a substitution of the Crown Prince.The exact age of the King is unknown; he is approximately 30 years old. As soon as a new king of Saudi Arabia ascended the throne, he has immediately appointed his son to be the Ministry of Defence of the country: for getting ready for the war with the Houthis in Yemen king needed someone from his environment.

Mohammed bin Salman was in charge of the operation ‘The storm of determination’ that was launched by Saudi Arabia with the support of neighbouring monarchies. His career Mohammed bin Salman started from the position of advisor of his father in 2009.Nephew of the King 55-years old Mohammed bin Nayef became the first representative of the second generation of the royal dynasty holding such high position. Since 1953 the sons of the founder of Saudi Arabia transferred the power from one to another.

Mohammed bin Nayef will retain the position of the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and will hold position of the Vice Premier. He has got also status of the successor of the Crown Prince. He is known by the fact that during his assignment in the Ministry of Internal Affairs he was in charge of the Department on fighting terrorism and the ‘lost sect’ (as Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia is called). He survived several murder attempts.Thus, the powerful conservative Saudi Sudairi clan strengthen s its influence in the Kingdom.
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