Saudi Arabia’s royal family members reportedly want to prevent Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman from becoming the king. That’s in the wake of revelations suggesting that bin Salman had actually ordered the assassination of dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Sources close to the Saudi royal court said dozens of princes want to see a change in the line of succession. They claimed that the princes will not act until King Salman is alive because he is unwilling to turn against his son. The sources also revealed that King’s younger brother, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, is favorable to become the next heir to the throne. Bin Salman is under immense pressure over accusations that he was directly involved in the murder of Khashoggi. Riyadh has rejected the allegations.