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Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal discusses Middle East issues in Washington
Prince Turki Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, former director general of the Saudi General Intelligence Directorate and former Saudi ambassador to the United States, discusses the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the Unite States; the evolving role and rights of women in Saudi Arabia, including King Abdullah's decision to grant women the right to vote in 2015; and Saudi Arabia's support for Palestinian UN membership and statehood recognition during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on November 15, 2011. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, known also as Turki Al Faisal, (born 1945) was the Director General of Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah, and subsequently served as ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States. He is one of the founders of the King Faisal Foundation. He serves as Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. He is a member of the Saudi royal family.

He is considered the leading candidate to become the next Foreign Minister. He has become a prominent royal advocate for a Palestinian state.

He is the grandson of the late King Abdul-Aziz and is the son of the late King Faisal. He is the brother of Foreign Minister Prince Saud and Prince Khalid, Governor of the Makkah Province. He is a nephew of the present King Abdullah.

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