Senior Saudi prince condemns Obama comments on Middle East

A senior Saudi Arabian prince on Monday condemned comments attributed to US President Barack Obama, saying the American leader had “thrown us a curve ball” in criticising Riyadh’s regional role. Obama, in comments to The Atlantic last week, described Saudi Arabia as a “free rider” on American foreign policy, and criticised what he saw as Riyadh’s funding of religious intolerance and refusal to come to an accommodation with Iran. “No, Mr Obama. We are not ‘free riders’,” Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief and ex-ambassador to Washington and London, wrote in an open letter carried by the local Arab News English-language daily.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4778211,00.html

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