As Saudi Arabia named its new crown prince Wednesday, Britain’s spokesman to the Middle East and North Africa hailed the smooth transition of power.
Riyadh slashed the allowances last September to save money, but announced in April that it was restoring them to stimulate economic growth and because its first-quarter deficit was smaller than expected.
World leaders have sent their congratulations to King Salman and newly appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif is interior minister, the youngest ever interior minister to serve.
King Salman issued a number of royal decrees on Wednesday, appointing new government officials
Decision coincides with succession change