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Saudi leadership shake-up signals bolder foreign policy
Saudi leadership shake-up signals bolder foreign policy

A significant shake-up in Saudi Arabia’s line of succession and its senior leadership signals the emergence of a younger generation that analysts say is likely to champion an assertive foreign policy for the kingdom and seek to curtail the influence of rival Iran. The reshuffling of key posts in the kingdom, announced Wednesday in a series of royal decrees, also marked a sidelining of some close allies of the late King Abdullah, who died in January and was succeeded by his half brother, Salman. King Salman, 79, named a new crown prince and deputy crown prince, putting what could be a decades-long stamp on the conservative and secretive Saudi dynasty. Prince Mohammad ibn Nayif,...

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