New Saudi King Promises to Continue Predecessors' Policies

January 23, 2015 9:08 AM

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Saudi Arabia's new king promised Friday to continue the policies of his predecessors in a nationally televised speech, taking control of the kingdom after the death of its 90-year-old ruler.

King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud's comments come as the oil-rich Sunni kingdom began mourning King Abdullah, who died early Friday after nearly two decades in power.

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