Tuesday, October 22, 2013

'Explaning a temper tantrum'

"...Others proffer a very different explanation for the kingdom’s retreat into a snail shell: internal power struggles. Some believe the UN move may have been an attempt to embarrass the suave but gravely ill Prince Saud al-Faisal, who has served as foreign minister since 1975. Perhaps, it is said, this was meant as a last push before his replacement by a recently appointed deputy minister, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, who happens to be the king’s son. ..."

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