‘Outrageous‘ and ‘unacceptable‘: Saudi foreign minister rejects reports of a potential regime change

‘s foreign minister has rejected reports suggesting a change in the kingdom‘s line of succession could be required following the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Citing three unidentified sources close to the royal court, Reuters reported Monday that some members of Saudi Arabia‘s ruling family want to prevent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from becoming king.

When asked by CNBC what his message would be to those who say a regime change would be the best way forward for Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir replied: “I say that‘s ridiculous. That‘s way out of line. The leadership of Saudi Arabia represented in the king and the crown prince is a red line for every Saudi — man or woman.”