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Proposition que Poutine aurait rejetée furieusement en disant « nous savons que vous avez soutenu les groupes terroristes tchétchènes depuis une décennie. Dans les années 1990, il obtient l’extradition de deux ressortissants libyens suspectés dans le cadre de l’attentat du vol 103 Pan Am auprès du président libyen Mouammar Kadhafi que Bandar décrit, en privé, comme « un Jerry Lewis essayant d’être un Churchill »[5]. [74], In the summer of 2013, French, UK and U.S. officials accused Syria's Assad regime of using chemical weapons against its opponents. [75], A court affidavit filed on 3 February 2015 claims that Zacarias Moussaoui was a courier between Osama bin Laden and Turki bin Faisal Al Saud in the late 1990s, and that Turki introduced Moussaoui to Bandar. Fin juillet 2005, Bandar retourne en Arabie saoudite alors que le roi Fahd est mourant. The US Central Intelligence Agency considered this a sign of how serious Saudi Arabia was about this aim. Le journaliste d’investigation spécialiste des services secrets, Seymore Hersh, en 2007, décrit Bandar comme un des principaux architectes de la politique de l’administration Bush en Irak et au Moyen-Orient, quand bien même son mandat d’ambassadeur est arrivé à son terme[20]. Ce passage de 28 pages avait été tenu secret par le gouvernement américain sous la présidence de George W. Bush et est déclassifié à contrecœur sous la présidence de Barack Obama à la suite des pressions de députés, sénateurs et familles de victimes. Le poste de Secrétariat général du Conseil de sécurité nationale est supprimé le même jour[58]. These were things that should not be said by people who are in charge of a cause they want everyone to support. Mais sa carrière militaire se termine prématurément. [3] He owns Glympton Park, Oxfordshire. Il succède à son demi-frère Abdallah l… Ensemble ils eurent Bandar très jeunes et la famille princière fournit alors à Khiziran une pension mensuelle très généreuse, lui demandant de se retirer en emmenant son enfant pour aller vivre dans sa propre famille. [28] The Journal reported that in late 2012 Saudi intelligence, under Bandar's direction, began efforts to convince the US that the Assad government was using chemical weapons. Sur trois décennies, il aura été le visage du lobby saoudien auprès du gouvernement américain et, bien que ce dernier était alors considéré comme un allié des saoudiens, certains membres de la famille royale ressentent un mélange de confiance et de suspicion à son égard. À la suite du décès du roi, Fahd est remplacé par son demi-frère Abdullah bin Abdelaziz, ancien régent. Bandar thus spent his early years in a non-royal milieu, living with his mother and aunt, and had little contact with his father until he was about eight years old. À la suite de ce retour au premier plan, à partir de mars 2011, Bandar est envoyé au Pakistan, en Inde, Malaisie et Chine pour réunir le plus grand nombre de soutiens possible pour une intervention militaire de l’Arabie saoudite à Bahreïn[33],[34]. And that support, which you have frankly talked about just now, is completely incompatible with the common objectives of fighting global terrorism that you mentioned. Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud (Arabic: الأمير خالد بن بندر بن عبد العزيز آل سعود ‎) (born 1951) is a Saudi Arabian soldier and member of the House of Saud, who served as the president of General Intelligence, the deputy defense minister and as the governor of the Riyadh Province. Vis-à-vis de Washington, la position de Bandar est également devenue conflictuelle. After the deal was signed, British arms manufacturer British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) allegedly funnelled secret payments of at least GB£1 billion into two Saudi embassy accounts in Washington, in yearly instalments of up to GB£120 million over at least 10 years. [90] On 12 July 2006, it was reported that Prince Bandar was seeking to sell his 56,000-square-foot (5,200 m2) mansion in Aspen, Colorado, for US$135 million. En retour, il aide Carter à faire aboutir le traité du canal du Panama. He was reportedly so close to George H. W. Bush that he was often described as a member of the former president's family. En octobre 2009, il est absent de la délégation du roi Abdullah à Damas[28]. [69], Bandar is the recipient of the Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Hawk Flying Medal of Aviation and the King Faisal Medal. La justice britannique le suspecte d’avoir reçu un dessous-de-table dépassant le milliard de livres Sterling. Bandar bin Sultan al Saud Prince, Secretary-General of National Security Council. Fin 2012, le prince Bandar reprend ses fonctions et son travail d’affaiblissement du régime de Bachar el-Assad dans le but de le faire chuter. Le 26 juin 2005, Bandar présente sa démission d’ambassadeur pour « raisons personnelles »[17],[18]. Avant d’avoir trente ans, Bandar acquiert une solide expérience de pilote sur de nombreux appareils et, dans les rangs de l’armée royale saoudienne, obtient le grade de lieutenant-colonel. [22] Bandar returned to Saudi Arabia weeks prior to the death of King Fahd, upon which Bandar's father, Sultan bin Abdulaziz, became the nation's Crown Prince. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us," he allegedly said. Bandar est remplacé par son cousin, le prince Turki Al Faisal[1], qui renoncera à ce poste après seulement 18 mois[20]. Ambassadeur aux États-Unis d'Amérique (1983-2005), Secrétaire général du Conseil de sécurité nationale (2005-2015), Premier mandat (octobre 2005 – septembre 2009), Disparition (septembre 2009 – octobre 2010), Réapparition et fin du second mandat (octobre 2010 – septembre 2013), Directeur général de l’Agence de renseignement d’Arabie (2012-2014), Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington DC. Bandar secretly negotiated the first big Saudi-Chinese arms deal. Sans surprise, les médias iraniens affirmèrent également que Bandar était la source de ces transferts présumés[48]. Discover the family tree of Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for free, and learn about their family history and their ancestry. [84], Known for his cigar smoking,[85] he usually wears European clothes,[86] and he likes American colloquialisms and American history. [3] Khiziran died in Riyadh in October 2019. On 1 July 2014 he was appointed King Abdullah's special envoy which lasted until 29 January 2015. Plus frappant encore, en décembre 2009, Bandar n’est pas présent lors du retour de son père du Maroc. In December 2006, the mansion was still listed for sale at $135 million. À la suite de cet événement, le 26 juillet, des rumeurs de l’assassinat de Bandar sont signalées par certains titres de presse[43]. Bandar considers himself an American Hamiltonian conservative. [94], Bandar is a board member of the Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation. Concernant les membres de la famille Ben Laden, il explique : « Sa majesté trouvait injuste que des innocents soient inquiétés. Plus tard, en 1982, Fahd en fait l’attaché militaire de l’ambassade saoudienne, une situation qui aurait pu être la fin de l’ascension dans sa carrière diplomatique. La guerre civile en Syrie a éclaté à la suite de la répression violente des manifestations du printemps arabe en 2011. Il est tellement proche d’eux qu’il est considéré par l’un et l’autre comme un membre de la famille[5],[11], George W. lui donnera le surnom affectueux et controversé de « Bandar Bush »[12]Cette connivence sera mise en lumière dans le documentaire de Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11[10]. Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud Last updated January 12, 2020. At that time, I thought he couldn’t lead eight ducks across the street. [17] His particularly close relationship with the Bush family was highlighted in Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. Le prince Bandar est même invité à dîner à la Maison Blanche le soir du 13 septembre[10]. 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Et, en octobre 2005, le nouveau roi nomme Bandar ben Sultan Secrétaire général du Conseil national saoudien de sécurité qu’il vient de créer[22]. Osama bin Laden came and said 'Thank you. Il se serait également mis à dos l’émir du Qatar[52] et le premier ministre irakien, Nouri al-Maliki, qui se serait plaint de manœuvres en affirmant : « ils attaquent l’Irak par l’intermédiaire de la Syrie, et d’une manière directe »[53]. La nomination en tant qu’ambassadeur saoudien aux États-Unis d’Amérique par le roi Fahd, se déroule le 24 septembre 1983[6]. [3], In the first autumn of Clinton's presidency, September 1993, Prince Bandar was appointed Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and he continued the role until the second term of George W. Bush's presidency. [70], Bandar endured controversy over allegations in the book Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward that President George W. Bush informed him of the decision to invade Iraq ahead of Secretary of State Colin Powell. Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States, Embassy of Saudi Arabia. The payments were discovered during a Serious Fraud Office investigation, which was stopped in December 2006 by attorney general Lord Goldsmith. [15][3] Nancy Reagan used him to relay messages to the Cabinet. On 15 April 2014, Bandar was removed from his position "at his own request" according to the announcement in the Saudi state media. Son assassinat sera ensuite démenti par le journaliste David Ignatius et Arab News[44],[45], mais aucune information ne sera donnée sur la réalité de la tentative, qui sera suivie d’un nouvel effacement médiatique du prince jusqu’à la fin de l’année 2012. Après cet événement, les journalistes commencent à faire rapport de la disparition de Bandar, notant que sa dernière apparition publique remontait au 10 décembre 2008[28]. [33][36] Saudi opposition sources said he was in Dhaban Prison. [22] In 2001, he was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of law by Howard University. Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Al-Saud: " What I have been hearing from the Palestinian leaders in recent days is painful, to tell you the truth. The goal was achieved and Pakistan quickly approved the proposal. La plupart de ces dons furent réalisés par l’épouse du prince à Bassnan, d’autres à l’épouse de ce dernier. 242: 29–32. Un numéro de téléphone dans l’agenda d’un lieutenant de Ben Laden arrêté par les Américains après les attentats, Abu Zubaydah, lui permettait d’être en contact avec le prince Bandar. He is married to Princess Haifa Bint Faisal. "[48], Bandar had been tasked with managing Saudi policy in the Syrian Civil War, but he was replaced in early 2014 by interior minister Prince Muhammad bin Nayef. Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud Member of the House of Saud and was Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005. From 2005 to 29 January 2015 he served as secretary general of the National Security Council, and was director general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2014. Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (born 2 March 1949) is a member of the House of Saud and was Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005. À l’âge de huit ans, la famille royale invite enfin Khiziran à revenir, accompagnée de son fils, vivre au palais de sa grand-mère Hassa Al Sudairi, figure d’autorité car mère des sept Sudairi (sept princes, dont deux deviendront rois : Fahd et Salman). [32] Most strikingly, in December 2009, Prince Bandar was not present for the return of his father, Crown Prince Sultan, from Morocco. [47] Putin then rejected the proposal furiously by saying "we know that you have supported the Chechen terrorist groups for a decade. It was painful because it was of such a low level. [11], During the Reagan presidency, he secured the purchase of AWACs surveillance aircraft despite opposition from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Dans le bureau ovale, le président Carter lui conseille de rechercher le soutien politique du gouverneur de Californie, Ronald Reagan, ce qui lui sera effectivement profitable. Citing official Saudi media, Henderson reported that Bandar had been greeted at the airport by "a virtual who's who of Saudi political figures." [42] It was also considered as a move of Saudi Arabia to display more aggressive foreign policy given the regional challenges that comes from Iran and Syria. C’est sa première apparition publique depuis près de deux ans. According these reports Bandar acted as the lynchpin in arming the jihadis fighting Assad. Both of Bandar's parents were very young at the time of his birth: Khiziran was just sixteen, and was working as a maid in the palace when she first came in contact with the Prince. Toutefois, l’année suivante, Fahd le nomme nouvel ambassadeur saoudien des États-Unis[5]. [49], Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reportedly complained about secret Saudi Arabian support for militant groups saying, "They are attacking Iraq, through Syria and in a direct way, and they announced war on Iraq, as they announced it on Syria, and unfortunately it is on a sectarian and political basis. Bandar bin Sultan was born on March 2, 1949 to Sultan bin Abdulaziz and Khiziran in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Therefore, Prince Bandar's intimate relationships with U.S. leaders and policy-makers are considered to be both the source of his power base in the kingdom, as well as the cause of suspicions within the royal family that he is too close to U.S. political figures. [89], Bandar owned an estate with a 32-room house in Aspen, Colorado. Parallèlement à son mandat de Secrétaire général du Conseil de sécurité nationale, Bandar est nommé directeur général de l’Agence de renseignement d’Arabie le 19 juillet 2012. [32] Some rumors alleged that his coup was exposed by Russian intelligence services because of his frequent trips to Moscow to encourage cooperation against Iran. [77] The Saudi government continues to deny any involvement in the 9/11 plot, and claims there is no evidence to support Moussaoui's allegations in spite of numerous previous intense investigations, noting that Moussaoui's own lawyers presented evidence of his mental incompetence during his trial. [3] By this time, the royal family relented and invited Khiziran to bring Bandar with her and live in the palace with Prince Sultan's mother, the recently widowed Hassa Al Sudairi, who was a powerful figure as the mother of the Sudairi Seven. Oussama ben Laden m’a dit : “Merci. "You can achieve more than any generation previous" - inspiring words from H.R.H. He has four sons and four daughters. [92] Finally, he sold his Aspen ranch for $49 million to Starwood Mountain Ranch LLC in June 2012. [3] Afterward, he received a master's degree in International Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. [citation needed], On 26 June 2005, Bandar submitted his resignation as ambassador to the United States for "personal reasons". Cette absence remarquée est suivie par d’autres : alors qu’il est un grand supporter des Cowboys de Dallas, Bandar ne figure pas à son siège personnel dans la loge du propriétaire de l’équipe, Jerry Jones, lors du match d’inauguration du nouveau stade[28]. [3][18] He advocated Saddam Hussein's overthrow in Iraq in March 2003. Né en 1965 à Riyad, Bandar al-Fayçal est le fils de Khaled ben Fayçal Al Saoud (en) et de al-Anoud bint Abdallah ben Mohammed ben Abderrahmane Al Saoud. Enfin, dans les années 80, lors de la guerre contre l’union soviétique, il joue un rôle d’intermédiaire avec les moudjahidines afghans. In the first part of a three-part series exclusive interview with Al Arabiya, Prince Bandar bin Sultan discusses the Kingdom's position on the Palestinian Syria, Russia and Iran, countered with assertions that the chemical weapons had actually been deployed by the Syrian rebels themselves in a "false flag" attack designed to bring international condemnation down on the Syrian government. The editorial accused the … [9] The $5.5 billion deal was the beginning of a $200 billion deal for the purchase of American weapons for Saudi Arabia, which included a slush fund that the CIA could direct for its off-the-budget projects. ambassador. Supprimez les filtres de recherche. [90] It is reported that billionaire John Paulson bought Hala Ranch,[93] and Paulson confirmed this. [44], Bandar organised the visit of Manaf Tlass, who defected from Syria on 6 July 2012, to Saudi Arabia in the last week of July 2012. He forged close relationships with both President George H.W. Salmane ben Abdelaziz Al Saoud (arabe : سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود, Salmān bin ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Āl Saʻūd), né le 31 décembre 19351 à Riyad, est un membre de la dynastie saoudienne et l'un des fils d'Ibn Séoud, le fondateur en 1932 de l'Arabie saoudite. [33] Bandar's lawyer denied these rumors;[32] he has no spokesman. Abdul Aziz also attended Abingdon School from 2008 to 2010. [31], After the King renewed Bandar's post on the National Security Council for an additional 4-year term in September 2009, Bandar failed to make the customary public demonstration of his allegiance to the King. [76] Zacarias Moussaoui stated on oath and wrote to Judge George B. Daniels that Saudi royal family members, including Prince Bandar, donated to Al-Qaeda and helped finance the 11 September attacks. [11], On 25 January 2007, Saudi Arabia sent Bandar to Iran for discussions on the crisis in Lebanon and the Kingdom even held talks with Hizballah leaders, whom he had invited for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. It was rumored that Bandar's return was timed in order to secure a position in the new government. Director general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2014. Bush and President George W. Bush. [citation needed], Iranian media also asserted that Bandar was the source of these alleged weapons transfers. Prince Bandar is the brother of Salman bin Sultan Al Saud who ordered the Free Syrian Army to attack the Syrian capital Damascus back in 2013 according to leaked NSA document. Photo: Saudi Press Agency. [26] In December 2007, the 14,395-square-foot (1,337.3 m2) guesthouse was sold for a reported $36.5 m.[91] The purported reason for the sale is that Bandar was too busy to enjoy the mansion. Gouverneur de Riyad pendant plus de cinquante ans, il est nommé ministre de la défense dArabie saoudite le 5 novembre 20112, et prince héritier le 18 juin 2012. Sultan ben Abdelaziz Al Saoud (صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير سلطان بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود) est un prince héritier de la Dynastie saoudienne né le 5 janvier 1928 à Riyad et mort le 22 octobre 2011 à New York. [24], Bandar visited Damascus and met president Bashar Assad in mid-November 2005. Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud (2 March 1949-) was a Saudi prince who served as the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States from 24 October 1983 to 8 September 2005 (succeeding Faisal al-Hujailan and preceding Turki bin Faisal al-Saud) and President of General Intelligence from 19 July 2012 to 15 April 2014 (succeeding Muqrin bin Abdulaziz and preceding Khalid bin Bandar al-Saud). ", "Pro-Assad websites claim Syria has killed Saudi intelligence chief, to avenge Damascus bombing", "Thierry Meyssan and Prince Bandar bin Sultan", "David Ignatius: Is Saudi Arabia on the edge? [78], In 1972, Bandar married Haifa bint Faisal, with whom he had eight children: four sons and four daughters. At that time Hersh described Bandar as a key architect of the Bush Administration policy in Iraq and the Middle East. On 1 July 2014 he was appointed King Abdullah's special envoy which lasted until 29 January 2015. According to investigators, there was "no distinction between the accounts of the embassy, or official government accounts [...], and the accounts of the royal family." [3] After the September 11 attacks in 2001, in an interview in The New York Times, he stated, "Bin Laden used to come to us when America through the CIA and Saudi Arabia were helping our brother mujahideen in Afghanistan to get rid of the communist secularist Soviet Union forces. [3] The royal family provided Khiziran with a generous monthly pension after Bandar was born, but told her to take her child and live with her own family. Bandar's mother, Khiziran, was from Ethiopia, and the concubine of his father, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz. [32], In October 2010, Middle East analyst Simon Henderson reported in Foreign Policy that Prince Bandar had made his first public appearance in almost two years. Il est le fils du prince Sultan ben Abdelaziz Al Saoud et de son épouse Khizaran. Parmi eux, 24 membres de la famille Ben Laden. He had reportedly altered his birthday (overstated his age) to enter the Royal Saudi Air Force while a teen.[2]. Le résultat sur les médias et l’opinion fut contrasté. [9][10] The U.S. is widely seen as one of Saudi Arabia's most essential allies, but different members of the royal family feel different mixtures of trust and suspicion of the United States. [3] Before the 2000 U.S. presidential election was decided, he invited George H. W. Bush to go pheasant shooting on his English estate in a "Desert Storm reunion". Because of his crooked ways that have no limits and after ISIS raise in 2014, Prince Bandar was removed from his position as the main planner of the battle against Assad. Les attentats du 11 septembre n’entraînent aucun refroidissement entre le gouvernement Bush et l’ambassade saoudienne en dépit du fait qu’Oussama ben Laden et 15 des 19 pirates de l’air étaient saoudiens. What is the BoF 500? [14] After the United States rejected an arms order, he arranged the delivery of intermediate-range nuclear-warhead-capable missiles from China. À l’apogée de sa carrière, il servira à la fois comme « messager exclusif du roi » et « coursier de la maison blanche »[7]. Elle obtient un baccalauréat universitaire ès lettres en études muséales à l'université George-Washington puis retourne à Riyad2. JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud passed away on Sunday evening, Saudi Press Agency reported, quoting a Royal Court statement. [37], In what was perceived as a return to prominence, in March 2011, Bandar was sent to Pakistan, India, Malaysia, and China to gather support for Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Bahrain. [26] Seymour Hersh reported in 2007 in the New Yorker that as Saudi Arabia's national security adviser, Bandar continued to meet privately with both President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Et ce soutien, dont vous parlez sans détour, est incompatible avec des objectifs communs de lutte contre le terrorisme global que vous mentionnez »[50]. He successfully lobbied the United States Congress to approve the sale of F-15s to Saudi Arabia. For example, at CIA request, Prince Bandar deposited $10 million in a Vatican bank used to meddle in Italian elections by undermining the Italian Communist Party. Il sert ensuite d’intermédiaire dans l’achat de missiles à la Chine, transaction qui avait commencé par être refusée par les États-Unis, ce qui déclenche les foudres de la CIA et du Département d’État[7]. Au moins un chèque a été réalisé directement par le prince Bandar[15],[16]. He had a simple message: my kingdom has the money needed to defeat Assad—and we’re ready to use it.[28]. Six mois plus tard, à l’été 2013, les autorités américaines, britanniques et françaises accusent le régime d’Assad d’utiliser des armes chimiques contre ses adversaires, en violation des conventions internationales. La date officielle de fin de mandat est le 8 septembre 2005[19]. Marié à Haifa bint Faisal (en), il est le père de Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (en) et de la femme d'affaires Reema bint Bandar Al Saoud. Durant la présidence Reagan (1981-1989), Bandar a un rôle important d’intermédiaire pour la vente massive d’armes américaines à son pays. [32] In October 2009, he was not present in King Abdullah's delegation for the watershed Damascus visit. This made him a grandson of Ibn Saud. Il est toutefois à noter le contexte d’exacerbation des tensions entre sunnites et chiites dans la province orientale d’Arabie saoudite[38], il en découle que ce changement de direction est perçu comme une volonté d’afficher une politique plus agressive dans la politique intérieure et surtout à l’étranger, envers l’Iran et la Syrie[39]. [32] After that event, journalists began to report on Bandar's disappearance, noting that his last appearance in public had been with King Abdullah in Jeddah on 10 December 2008. [55][56][57][58][59][60][61] This news was denied by Arab News[62] and the journalist David Ignatius.[63][64]. [34], Le Figaro's Middle East blog reported that Bandar had been in a hospital in France, and was recuperating in Morocco. Bill Clinton, pendant son mandat de gouverneur d’Arkansas, lui demande une aide financière pour créer un centre d’études du Moyen-Orient à l’Université de l’Arkansas[5]. [3], On 24 October 1983, Bandar was appointed ambassador to the United States by King Fahd. C’est le cas pour la Chine, qui n’est pas alors partisane du printemps arabe mais offre son appui après qu’un premier grand contrat d’armement avec le Royaume est négocié avec elle[35]. À cette même période, la position de Bandar sur la scène internationale commence à devenir plus difficile à tenir. [30] The office was also abolished on the same day. Sentiments se répercutant sur le prince Bandar. Il tient un rôle dans le scandale de l’Irangate en ayant arrangé un financement de 32 millions de dollars Saoudiens pour les contrats du Nicaragua[5]. [65][66] He remained as Secretary General of the National Security Council until it was abolished in January 2015. Ces échanges comprenaient entre autres la sécurité des Jeux olympiques d’hiver à Sotchi, au sujet desquels il aurait affirmé pouvoir protéger les jeux contre la menace des groupes tchétchènes[49]. Citant les médias officiels saoudiens, l’analyste du Moyen-Orient, Simon Henderson rapporte que Bandar est accueilli à l’aéroport par « un véritable who’s who des personnalités politiques saoudiennes de premier plan. 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