The Inside Story Of How The Saudi King’s Son Plotted To Oust His Rival

Less than a month after the Saudi king stunned the world when on the morning of June 21 he unexpectedly announced a “historic shakeup” in which he removed the existing successor to the royal line, his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef – the country’s counterterrorism czar – and instated his eldest son, the 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman and de facto “OPEC’s most important man” as Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, and following a surprising report ten days later that the “deposed” Mohammed bin Nayef has been barred from leaving the kingdom and confined to his palace in the coastal city of Jidda, the full story of what really happened in this transition of power has finally emerged.

Source: The Inside Story Of How The Saudi King’s Son Plotted To Oust His Rival

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