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Saudi Prince Turki: 'High Level of Disappointment' With US Over Syria

In an interview with Al-Monitor, the former intelligence chief for Saudi Arabia says it's “up to the Iranians to show that their sweet and sensible talk is going to be translated into action.”
(L to R) Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, U.S. President George W. Bush and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 23, 2006.  REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  (UNITED STATES) - RTR1FRMW

WASHINGTON — Prince Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and former director-general of the Kingdom’s General Intelligence Directorate, said on Tuesday, Oct. 22, ‘There is definitely, from a public opinion point of view in the Kingdom, a high level of disappointment in the US government’s dealings, not just with Palestine, but equally with Syria.”

Speaking with Al-Monitor after delivering the luncheon keynote address at the annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference of the National Council on US-Arab Relations, Prince Turki said the Syrian opposition “should not be treated the way that the US has treated them.”    

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