One of the qualities that best describes highly esteemed figures is their ability to choose the right time to say what needs to be said. Such seasoned leaders have the wisdom to express their views in a succinct stirring manner that will be heard and anticipated by many. Saudi leaders, such as former intelligence chief and ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, are known for having this quality. Prince Bandar chose the ideal timing to make an appearance that reveals his position on recent matters. As narrated by Ambassador Osama Nuqli, Prince Bandar was enraged as he was recounting the numerous positions of the Saudi state towards Palestine in a series of exclusive interviews with Al Arabiya. His frustration was palpable, and his tone showed that he was entirely fed up.
Yasser Arafat and Saudi Arabia's King Fahd in 2000. (File photo: AFP)