Mohamed bin Salman appoints Prince Khaled bin Salman will succeed Adel al-Jubeir as the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia in near future, an informed source at the Saudi Arabian embassy in the United States has told the Atlantic.
In the campaign to keep it all in the family King Salman ousted his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef from power to name his son as crown prince, now Mohamed bin Salman intends to remove the current Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir and name his brother as the next Foreign Minister.
Prince Khaled bin Salman is the younger brother to current Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Recently, he has been appointed as Saudi ambassador to the US, replacing Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki.
Mohamed bin Salman’s brother is not the first Saudi ambassador to the US who becomes Saudi foreign minister. Adel al-Jubeir was the first in the trend served as the Saudi ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2015 before being appointed as Saudi foreign minister. Adel al-Jubeir is the second person not belonging to the House of Saud to hold the office, after Ibrahim bin Abdullah al-Suwaiyel.
Prince Khaled bin Salman graduated from Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. He was formerly F-15 pilot and participated in the combat against ISIS. In late 2016, he moved to the United States and served as an adviser to the Embassy of the Saudi Arabia in the United States. A few months ago, he was named by his father as the tenth ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Washington since 1945.