Adel Al-Jubayr is replaced as Saudi foreign Minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubayr has been replaced by the crown prince’s brother Prince Khaled bin Salman. This was announced Friday night by the Saudi news agency SPA. Al-Jubayr is reported as having asked to be relieved of his post. DEBKAfile’s sources add: By this step, King Salman bin Abdulaziz has rounded off the appointment of his sons to the top positions in the Saudi kingdom, after Muhammed Bin Salman was elevated to Crown Prince while also holding the defense portfolio. Al Jubayr, who is not a member of the royal family, was a longtime Saudi Ambassador to Washington.

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