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Ex-Saudi Spy Chief Warns Against Iran Attack, Jordan Times Says

November 30, 2011

Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki al- Faisal, a former ambassador to the U.S. and head of intelligence, warned against an attack on Iran to halt its nuclear program, the Jordan Times reported.

“It is important to remember there are other non- military policy alternatives, as yet unexplored, that could have the desired result without the unwanted consequences,” the Amman-based newspaper cited Turki as saying at a conference in Jordan yesterday. “We are sending messages to Iran that it is their right, as it is in any nation’s right, and as we ourselves are doing, to develop a civilian nuclear program.”

--Editors: Ben Holland, Karl Maier.

To contact the reporter on this story: Massoud A. Derhally in Beirut, Lebanon at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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