Saudi official denies report that former crown prince confined to palace

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 29, 2017 3:13 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi official on Thursday denied a report that former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was confined to a palace and barred from traveling abroad after he was replaced by his cousin Prince Mohammed bin Salman as next to the throne.

"It's not true, 100 percent," the official told Reuters, responding to a question on the report published by the New York Times.

(Reporting by William Maclean, writing by Sami Aboudi, editing by Ed Osmond)