Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Saudi intelligence: Prince Bandar bin Sultan, was relieved of his post by royal decree .

Exempting the Saudi intelligence chief Bandar bin Sultan of office |

Exemption of Prince Bandar bin Sultan of office
Riyadh - Jerusalem dot com - According to the Saudi Press Agency said Tuesday that the head of Saudi intelligence , Prince Bandar bin Sultan, was relieved of his post by royal decree .

Behind Prince Bandar in office assistant, Youssef Ben Ali Idrissi on the basis of a royal decree .

He was appointed Prince Bandar , who served in the past served as Saudi Ambassador to the United States as intelligence chief in July 2012 was assigned the task of helping the Syrian opposition who are fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad .

According to the Royal Order published by the Saudi Press Agency " relieved of His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Chief of General Intelligence from office upon request.

Prince Bandar is located outside the Kingdom several months ago for health reasons , and was taken to hospital in the United States , according to diplomatic sources .

Prince Bandar is the son of former Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz , and was ambassador to Washington for 22 years and was appointed in July 2012 as President of the Saudi intelligence .

Diplomats said in February last , that the Saudi authorities pulled him to the Syrian file management , and entrusted him to the Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz .

According to diplomatic sources how to manage Prince Bandar file Syrian been criticized United States , while taking Prince Bandar on Washington not intervening militarily against the regime and exercise pressure on its allies for not providing the opposition fighters weapons, anti-aircraft and anti- tank missiles.

For his part , the official media accused the Syrian and Lebanese media close to the regime of Prince Bandar encouraging Sunni extremist groups in Syria .