Gulf news gives more detail of his departure..
The Saudi ambassador is one of the most influential diplomatic positions in Washington and is arguably the most important overseas post for the kingdom.
His departure is very unfortunate for the United States, and all those who knew him...Prince Turki had become an essential ally in building continuing diplomatic relations with the Saudi Kingdom...And further understandings of the Middle East.
Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Turki Al-Faisal remarks on “Leadership and Middle East Stability”at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 6, 2006
"Turning to Iraq, Prince Turki said that the Kingdom continues to work to bring stability to Iraq, and that a solution must come from within the country. “The struggle in Iraq is political, not sectarian or ethnic. Pure political ambition is driving the fighting, and only a political solution will stop it. Efforts to engage all parties must be strengthened,” he said. read more
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