Saudi Arabia: Alwaleed Bin Talal talks US-Saudi relations

Issue 959 - 29 Nov 2013
Saudi investor and businessman Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud spoke openly about Saudi-US relations and President Barack Obama’s second term in a late November interview with the Wall Street Journal. The paper noted that, although Alwaleed holds no important government post, “it is hard to shake the impression that here is the uncensored id of the reserved House of Saud”. The prince – who has not had an easy time recently with the US media, particularly Forbes (GSN 942/12) – said “America is shooting itself in the foot… we love the United States.

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