BREAKING: Saudi Crown Prince Named?

Rumors are beginning to fly that Salman bin Abdulaziz, the governor of Riyadh, has been named Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He would thus have been selected over his older brother, the interior minister Nayef bin Abdulaziz. This would represent a major setback for Nayef. However, the rumors are not yet confirmed.

UPDATE (7:45a): The rumors may stem from a fake version of al Arabiya’s breaking news Twitter account. The fake account has ALSO announced Nayef as Crown Prince.

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