The Interview

Former Saudi intelligence chief: 'Bashar al-Assad is the biggest terrorist'

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former head of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service and an influential member of the Saudi royal family, speaks to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman.

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On the Syrian conflict, Prince Turki says "the situation in Syria is a tragedy and the world community, for the past five years, has failed to stop that tragedy from continuing". He expresses doubts about the upcoming peace talks in Geneva. In his opinion, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "is the biggest terrorist" and as such should be kept away from the negotiating table just like the Islamic State group.

He also comments on relations with Iran, the conflict in Yemen and Saudi foreign policy.

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