Wikileaks: Saudi King’s Relation with Barezani against Maliki
Wikileaks’ document shows Saudi King’s Encouraging Barezani to Keep on opposition to Maleki, Al-Alam News Network reports. According to Wikileaks documents the Saudi Foreign Ministry urged the Saudi King to host Barzani to encourage Barzani’s continued opposition to Maliki.
Of course, when the Saudi king hosts a regional leader from whom it wants something, it seldom involves letting that politician return home absent a significantly augmented bank account.
The cables also suggest that Barzani led a press campaign against Maliki on behalf of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.