I don’t know how much stock I would put in this report from Iranian-controlled press. The only other news outlets that are reporting this all come from the same source. It is likely absolutely pure propaganda straight from the mullahs in Iran. As such, I question why it is in “Breaking News”.
Also of note - this is the second time this news agency has reported King Abdullah as being “clinically dead”. Obviously the first time they were wrong, too.
There is no confirmation from any reputable (Non-Iranian) source that I can find.
Here are the only 3 links that come up on a Google News Search:
InSerbia - article filed 1 hour ago, based upon the Press TV report.
This article in another Iranian source - (Ahlul Bayt News Agency):
And finally, the only other article is from the FARS News Agency. Yet, another Iranian government controlled source.
Wikipedia has stated that King Abdullah has recently died. It is on their site.
I don’t really consider Wikipedia an authority of last resort, but getting news out of Saudi Arabia can be difficult due the fear the royal family has about national stability.
Prince Salman is supposedly his heir, as Crown Prince. But there are questions about his health, including rumors that he has dementia.
So we could very well be looking at the Allegiance Council, a body that is composed of the sons and grandsons of Saudi Arabia’s founder, King Abdulaziz, to vote by a secret ballot to choose future kings and crown princes.