Prince Bandar Named Saudi Intelligence Chief

  July 20, 2012 at 5:32 am by

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The former ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan has been appointed as intelligence chief. A decree which was published on the the Saudi Press Agency site said “His Royal Highness Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz is relieved from his position as head of the Presidency of General Intelligence and appointed a special envoy and advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah with the rank of minister.” It went on saying that Prince Bandar would hold on to his current post which is secretary general of the National Security Council.

Prince Bandar is the son of the late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz who passed away in October 2011. The Prince previously served as the Ambassador to the United States for 22 years, he left his post in 2005 and became secretary general of the National Security Council.
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