November 18, 2011
Nayef was picked by the Allegiance Council, which is charged with the responsibility of determining succession in the authoritarian kingdom, following last month’s death of the previous Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, who died in a New York hospital at the age of 82.
Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, another senior royal, has quit the council in an apparent sign of protest to the appointment, prominent British daily The Telegraph reported on Thursday.
“After informing King Abdullah, Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz announced his resignation from the Allegiance Council,” read a statement posted on his website.
This article was posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 at 4:07 am