Senior Saudi official defends nomination of former Intelligence chief as London ambassador
A high-level Saudi Arabian official on Tuesday defended the nomination of Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief as ambassador to London, stating it had "nothing to do with giving him diplomatic immunity" from US lawsuits claiming he financed Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network.
Prince Turki al-Faisal's appointment as ambassador to London "is a credit to Saudi Arabia. It is a validation of his expertise and his experience, and we believe that he will do a splendid job representing the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in England," Adel al-Jubeir, a senior foreign policy adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah told reporters in Washington, cited by AFP.
Prince Turki is among those named as alleged al-Qaeda financiers in a lawsuit filed by the families of those killed in the September 11 attacks. (Albawaba.com)
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