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New Saudi King Has His Hands Full

By Bruce Riedel, The Daily Beast - January 23, 2015

The new ruler of Saudi Arabia, the elderly King Salman, will have his hands full immediately with a Shia coup in Yemen destabilizing the country’s southern border.
The announcement of King Abdullah’s death puts Saudi Arabia in the hands of his designated successor, Prince Salman. Salman has his own health issues and faces an immediate crisis on the kingdom’s southern border in Yemen. Continuity will be Salman’s hallmark, including close ties to Washington.

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