Saudi DM Deemed Next King
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Defense Minister Prince Salman was expected to become
the next king of Saudi Arabia, a report said.
Foreign Policy asserted that Salman, appointed defense minister in
November 2011, was the last survivor of a Saudi ruling elite ravaged by
age and illness. The 76-year-old has been conducting Saudi Arabia's defense
and foreign policy in wake of the stroke by Crown Prince Nayef.