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Crown prince title cements Saudi reformer's power

Elevation of anti-Iran hard-liner has neighbors concerned

Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's new crown prince, on a visit to Japan in 2016.

TEHRAN, Iran -- Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Salman, has replaced his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince following a surprise promotion, adding to his already sizable authority on foreign relations and economic matters.

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