President Barack Obama is sending a high level delegation delegation to Saudi Arabia–from the U.S. defense, intelligence and counter-terrorism communities– to mark the death of HRH Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior.
below, from the White House…
President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia to Offer Condolences for the Passing of
Crown Prince Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud
President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to offer condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, on the passing of HRH Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior.
The Honorable Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of Defense, will lead the delegation on June 20, 2012.
Members of the Presidential Delegation:
The Honorable James B. Smith, United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Honorable John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
The Honorable Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Honorable A. Elizabeth Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
The Honorable George J. Tenet, Former Director of Central Intelligence
Ms. Frances Fragos Townsend, Former Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security