Ex-Saudi spy chief says kingdom took strict position towards Israel – Middle East Monitor

Prince Turki Al Faisal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the former head of Saudi intelligence, said that the kingdom took a firm stance towards Israel decades ago, Al Resalah reporting newspapers.

“King Faisal Bin Abdulaziz offered the needed support to Egypt, Syria and Jordan after the war in 1967, when Israel won parts of these countries,” he said.

He added: “That support was aimed at helping those countries so that they would not surrender to a fait accompli situation. The support was also aimed at strengthening the resilience of those countries to deter Israeli aggression against Arab countries.”

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The relationship between Saudi Arabia and each of these countries saw a lot of activity during the lifetime of King Faisal, who visited the capitals of all three countries.

Saudi Arabia has repeatedly stated that it will not normalize ties with Israel until a solution to the conflict between Palestine and Israel is reached. However, secret meetings between senior officials from the two countries have been reported.

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