DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2013, 10:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
The royal consensus is the Prince Salman is not fit to remain Crown prince and the race is on for his replacement as first in line to the throne. Ex-intelligence Chief Prince is the frontrunner.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2013, 1:08 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel and Saudi Arabia are nursing their own separate options after rejecting Obama’s decision to embark on détente with Iran. They have found some common ground on diplomacy ad hoc.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2012, 12:40 AM (GMT+02:00)
After learning in a caustic exchange with Hillary Clinton that Obama had turned down the safe havens military plan Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal offered Arab air forces for an operation against Assad. Riyadh also stepped up arms deliveries to Syrian rebels.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2012, 11:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Saudi Arabia demands a precise, unequivocal US declaration of intent to prevent a nuclear Iran by a military strike if necessary. Riyadh doesn't trust sanctions to do the job – or Barak Obama to stick to the course of a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites without wavering.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2011, 12:59 AM (GMT+02:00)
Saudi Arabia ranges defenses against Iran, is willing to swap gesture favoring coalition operation in Libya for recognition of its takeover of Bahrain.