Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar Replaced By His Deputy-Royal Decree

Prince Bandar, a former ambassador to Washington, was appointed as the chief Saudi spy in July 2012.



Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh’s policy on Syria, has been removed from his post by a royal decree, the state news agency reported on Tuesday.

Prince Bandar, a former ambassador to Washington, was appointed as the chief Saudi spy in July 2012 and given the task of helping Syrian rebels fighting to bring down President Bashar al-Assad.

His deputy Youssef al-Idrissi will take over as acting head of intelligence.