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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004 file photo, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz speaks during the GCC Interior Ministers meeting in Kuwait. The Saudi royal family said Saturday, June 16, 2012 that Crown Prince Nayef has died. He was in his late 70s. Nayef was the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia's fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida's branch in the country and then rose to become next in line to the throne.(AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari, File)

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**FILE** This undated photo released Oct. 31, 2010, by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior purports to show Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. (Associated Press/Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior)

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A Syrian woman and her daughter walk April 2, 2012, past a wall with a painting of the Syrian revolutionary flag and Arabic writing that reads "only al-Arour," the name of an Islamic cleric living in Saudi Arabia who opposes President Bashar Assad, in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Ahmad al-Qattan (center), Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to the League of Arab States, attends the annual Arab League summit in Baghdad on March, 29, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, held a rare televised news conference Sunday after a meeting with counterparts in the Persian Gulf region. He took a direct jab at the regime of Bashar Assad by saying there are Syrians "who do not represent the majority of people [and] who work with Iran." (Associated Press)

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In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, Saudi crown prince Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz, right, welcomes Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. China's premier visits Saudi Arabia as part of six-day Mideast trip that also takes him to the United Arab Emirates and qatar. The visit to the region runs from Jan. 14-19. Wen Jiabao is slated to discuss the Arab Spring uprising and talks are likely to also focus on the latest U.S. sanctions on Iran, a major oil exporter to China. (AP Photo/HO) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (center) is welcomed by an unidentified Saudi official (left) as Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz (right) looks on before their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)

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**FILE** A Saudi woman holding a child checks out lingerie March 25, 2009, at a store in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** F-15 warplanes of the Saudi Air Force fly over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 25, 2009, during a graduation ceremony at King Faisal Air Force University. (Associated Press)

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A building at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, was blasted by a car bomb in June 1996, killing 19 U.S. airmen and injuring hundreds more. (Associated Press)

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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, signs an agreement to step down on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this April 15, 2011, file photo, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh waves to his supporters, not pictured, during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, after returned from medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

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This 2004 photo provided by the Williamson County Jail shows Manssor Arbabsiar, a U.S. citizen charged in a New York federal court on Oct. 11, 2011, with conspiring to kill Adel Al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. (Associated Press/Williamson County Jail via Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

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** FILE ** A Saudi woman drives a car in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the nation's capital, as part of a campaign to defy a ban on women driving, in an image made from video released on Friday, June 17, 2011, by Change.org. (AP Photo/Change.org)

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud, No. 26 on Forbes' list of the world's richest people, received a $26 million loan from an arm of the World Bank for a luxury hotel in Ghana and Sen. Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, wants to know why it was approved. (Associated Press)

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In this image made from video released by Change.org, a Saudi Arabian woman drives a car on June 17, 2011, as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, May 24, 2011, file photo, Saudi women board a taxi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving opened Friday, June 17, 2011, with female motorists getting behind the wheel. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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Yemeni children and female anti-government protesters celebrate President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure to Saudi Arabia, in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 6, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Yemeni Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said Monday that President Saleh, in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, would return soon. (Associated Press)

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A Yemeni tribesman holds up his rifle on June 5, 2011, while shouting slogans with anti-government protesters in Taiz, Yemen, as they celebrate President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure to Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)