/ HASSAN AMMAR
The Independent Arabic website published Wednesday the third part of a lengthy dialogue with former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan, former head of public intelligence, spoke about the role played by the kingdom to contain the situation in Syria and the messages sent by the late King Abdullah to the Syrian president, advising him to take urgent political measures to calm matters.
Prince Bandar said during his interview with "Independent Arab" that the Kingdom has warned Assad three times of the collapse of the situation in Syria, and asked him to take whatever possible to save the situation and developments, noting that King Abdullah sent a delegate to Bashar al-Assad message that he must take measures to calm things, That the Syrian President promised him to do so.
He added that the king sent him a delegate once again, warning him of the continued deterioration of the situation. President Assad responded that he "understands what is happening and will take the necessary, but this requires economic reforms." He said that Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz sent him 200 million dollars With things politically and economically, but did not move a finger, as he said in his tongue.
The former Saudi intelligence chief also spoke of the split of former Prime Minister Riyad Hijab, saying: "We heard from him wonders about what was happening within the regime."
The prince added that Hijab and in his first meeting with President Bashar al-Assad after he assumed the premiership tried to explain the internal situation in Deir al-Zour, especially that a veil from that city was contacted by many people in the region informing him of what is happening there. Something under control.