Saudi Arabia Reshuffles Cabinet, Names New Foreign Minister

King Salman of Saudi Arabia reshuffled the cabinet on Thursday, naming a replacement for Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.

In a royal decree released on Thursday, the Saudi king named a new foreign minister as part of the government reshuffle, AFP reported.

Reports suggest that Ibrahim al-Assaf has been named foreign minister in the new cabinet announced by the state TV.

Assaf replaces 56-year-old Adel al-Jubeir, who was chosen as the Saudi foreign minister in April 2015.

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