June 21, 2017 / 5:28 AM / 2 months ago

Saudi's Prince Mohammed bin Nayef pledges allegiance to new crown prince

Saudi Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef gestures during the meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Interior Ministers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 27, 2016.Faisal Al Nasser/Files

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has pledged allegiance to the kingdom's new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi state television reported on Wednesday.

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was relieved of the role in an earlier royal decree issued on the Saudi Press Agency.

Reporting by Stephen Kalin, Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Nick Macfie

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