Saudi King Salman, left, speaks with his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as they wait for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of a Gulf Cooperation Council summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 14, 2012. On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Prince Mohammed was appointed deputy crown prince, placing him second in line for the crown.
Saudi King Salman, left, speaks with his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as they wait for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of a Gulf Cooperation Council summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 14, 2012. On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Prince Mohammed was appointed deputy crown prince, placing him second in line for the crown. Hassan Ammar AP
Saudi King Salman, left, speaks with his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as they wait for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of a Gulf Cooperation Council summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 14, 2012. On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Prince Mohammed was appointed deputy crown prince, placing him second in line for the crown. Hassan Ammar AP

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