The arrogant and impatient young Mohammed Bin Salman, who shouldered aside family members to grab power, is something new in Saudi history.
The move comes amid international outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The president is in a bind over a pending administration report involving the Saudi crown prince's alleged link to the slaying.
The White House and the kingdom are under mounting pressure as concern grows over the fate of a veteran journalist who hasn’t been seen since he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
The Atlantic's editor in chief breathlessly reported that Mohammed bin Salman told him that both Jews and Palestinians have a right to their own state. There is nothing unprecedented about what the Saudi royal said.