Saudi princes see US senator opposed to Geneva accord

Saudi Intelligence chief Prince Bandar talked for three hours Monday night with US Republican Senator Robert Corker, the first high-ranking American to be received in Riyadh in months, the Wall Street Journal reports. Bandar held up his flight to Russia and a meeting with President Putin to discuss with the senator Saudi disquiet over Obama administration policies on Iran and Syria. Sen. Corker has spoken out publicly against the six-power nuclear accord with Iran and supports sanctions. He said that he and Saudi officials shared many of the same concerns, after further meetings with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef and National Guard commander Miteb bin Abdullah. The king is spending the winter outside Riyadh.

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