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NYT: former heir to the Saudi throne and placed under house arrest

The New York Times says that Prince Muhammad bin Naif, recently dismissed from the post of heir to the throne, placed under house arrest. According to the publication, Prince is forbidden to leave the Palace. He also cannot leave the Kingdom.

Information was obtained from the American and Saudi sources, including – close to the Royal Palace. It is unknown how long these restrictions will remain in force.

Recall that a few days ago the heir to the throne, was appointed Muhammad bin Salman – 31-year-old son of the king. He enjoys considerable popularity and is considered a proponent of reform.

Prince Muhammad bin Naif also lost his posts of interior Minister and Chairman of the military-political Council of the Kingdom. Occupying these positions, he was responsible for the fight against terrorism and for the policies of the Kingdom on the situation in Syria.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia has denied the information about the home arrest of the Prince. They reported that the publication of «false and unfounded».

NYT: former heir to the Saudi throne and placed under house arrest 29.06.2017

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