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Resignation: Saudi Ambassador to US

Prince Turki Al-Fasial, one of the most respected and highly regarded Ambassadors from any country, has resigned to the post of Saudi Ambassador to the US, Monday. A post he held since 9/2005.
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’s credentials accepted by United States
A 2005 speech to Oxford University PPE Society

Transcript 12/07/2006 speech by Prince Turki Al-Faisal
A very recent conference by Prince Turki; at which he shares his thoughts on the stability of the regions 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

VIDEO: Prince Turki Al-Faisal on Iraq

تركي الفيصل غادر واشنطن بعد وداع العاملين في السفارة
"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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