Saudi citizens take the oath of allegiance to the new crown Prince

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in photomontaged bin Salman al Saud. Archival photoSaudi citizens take the oath of allegiance to the new crown Prince© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Princes, senior officials, representatives of tribes and other citizens of Saudi Arabia in this moment began to take the oath of allegiance to the new crown Prince of the Kingdom Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud.

The footage broadcast live from the Palace of As-Safa, located in Mecca, where the ceremony, hundreds of people dressed in traditional Saudi clothing, at a time suitable to the new crown Prince and pronounce the text of the oath.

On Wednesday it became known that the Saudi king Salman replaced the crown Prince. Is the nephew of the monarch, Mohammed bin Nayef, they will be 31-year-old son of king Mohammed bin Salman. In addition, Mohammed bin Naif lost the post of interior Minister, which passed to the Prince Abdul-Aziz bin Saud bin Naif. To approve a new crown Prince, the authorities held a separate vote. It is expected that Mohammad bin Salman will continue to lead the Ministry of defence and will take the post of Deputy Prime Minister.

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