By Dan Drollette Jr | January 2, 2016
Turki al-Faisal has long had access to some of the innermost circles of power in Saudi Arabia. Born into the Saudi royal family – out of the extended clan’s estimated thousand or so members, he is number eight – the prince was head of the country’s intelligence agency for more than two decades before becoming an ambassador to several countries. In this interview, al-Faisal talks with the Bulletin’s Dan Drollette Jr. about the Saudi view of the Iran agreement, nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and the possibility of Saudi Arabia becoming a net energy importer in the coming decades – and what the country wants to do to counter that prospect. He also delves into recent politics, and gives his personal views on the Shia/Sunni divide, Israel’s weapons program, and the Iran regime.
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Issue: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 72 Issue 1
Keywords: Houthi, Iran agreement, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Syrian refugees, nuclear power, oil, weapons-free zone
Topics: Nuclear Energy