US News and World Report has published a detailed report on their investigation into Saudi Arabian funding of terrorism.
The damage control was swift: today’s Washington Post carries an article on the cooperation between Riiyadh and Washington.
Idris’s departure follows a decision by the Saudi government to stop providing diplomatic status to Islamic clerics and educators teaching overseas, according to a senior Saudi official who declined to be identified. The official said that in the future, only staff with legitimate diplomatic business at Saudi embassies around the world will be given diplomatic visas, part of a larger effort to get Saudi embassies out of the business of promoting religion.
Hmm… that’s admitting that diplomatic visas were issued for illegitimate activities. Foot in the mouth sir.