Saudi Arabia names new intelligence chief
A royal decree issued on Tuesday named Prince Khalid bin Bandar as head of the Saudi intelligence
Saudi King Abdullah appointed Prince Khalid bin Bandar as head of the Saudi intelligence in a royal decree issued early on Tuesday.
Prince Khalid was relieved from his post as a Deputy Defense Minister on Saturday. He previously served as a Governor of Riyadh province, a position he held since February 2013.
He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, is the first grandson of King Abdel Aziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia.
The appointed prince was a high ranking military personal and the commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces. He was promoted from Lieutenant-General in 2011.
The decree also named Prince Bandar bin Sultan as an advisor and a special envoy of the king with the rank of a minister.
Prince Bandar served as head of intelligence and was relieved form his post in April at his own request.