Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Bilal Saab is quoted by The National on the resignation of Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar:

Prince Mohammad "is the embodiment of the kingdom's new policy toward Syria, which is now more closely coordinated with Washington," said Bilal Saab, a senior fellow for Middle East security at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

"It was too costly for Riyadh to keep him in any senior official post. At least with this US administration, he is almost like persona non grata," Mr Saab said.



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