Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

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Alma materUniversity of Hertfordshire
ParentsAbdullah of Saudi Arabia
SpouseAida Fustuq
Member ofHouse of Saud
Spooky Saudi deputy minister and fourth son of King Abdullah who attended Le Cercle in 2012, during the attempt at regime change in Syria

Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the Saudi deputy minister of foreign affairs, and a member of the country's royal family.

Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was a recipient of a 2012 invitation to Le Cercle from Michael Ancram, which was subsequently leaked[1] possibly via Wikileaks.

Early life and education

Prince Abdulaziz was born in Riyadh on 27 October 1962.[2][3] He is the fourth son of King Abdullah.[4] His mother is Aida Fustuq, a Lebanese woman of Palestinian descent.[5] His full sister is Adila bint Abdullah.[6]

Abdulaziz bin Abdullah graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a bachelor of arts degree in political science[3] in 1986.


Abdulaziz bin Abdullah was in the Saudi Arabian National Guard for fifteen years in different positions.[7] In 1991, he was appointed as an advisor to Crown Prince Abdullah.[7][8] Specifically, he was advisor of the Crown Prince Abdullah for Syrian affairs.[9] He was also a state minister.[10]

King Abdullah appointed Prince Abdulaziz as deputy foreign minister on 22 July 2011.[7][11] During the Syrian regime change attempt, Prince Abdulaziz asked Turkey to establish "nerve centre" attempting to topple Bashar Assad.[12] The center was founded in Adana in the mid-2012.[12] Prince Abdulaziz personally dealt with Bashar Assad's file following the civil war in Syria.[13]

Prince Abdulaziz represented Saudi Arabia at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran from 30 to 31 August 2012, since foreign affairs minister Prince Saud had an operation and could not attend the meeting.[14][15] Prince Abdulaziz met with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad during his stay in Tehran.[15] His tenure ended in April 2015 when Saud Al Faisal resigned from his post as foreign minister due to health concerns.[16]

Los Angeles mansion

Prince Abdulaziz is owner of Tower Lane Properties, a land development firm. It is reported that the company spent $12 million on five-and-a-quarter acres of land in the Benedict Canyon in 2009, and applied for permits to build a mansion. The project, later, was reduced to 60,000-square-foot. However, more than 1,000 residents of the area signed a petition against this project, requiring an environmental review. The Prince's lawyers filed a case against this petition.[17] Prince Abdulaziz won his lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in late August 2012.[18]


Event Participated in

Le Cercle/2012 (Morocco)28 June 20121 July 2012Morocco
Amphitrite Palace Resort and Spa
An invitation letter of this meeting was leaked online


  1. File:Document-2012-02-21-le-cercle-pinay-document.pdf
  2. https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/dOo1w/28102009-SAUDI-SUCCESSION-CAN-THE-ALLEGIANCE-COMMISSION-WORK
  3. a b https://dhow.com/biographies/241/abdulaziz-abdulla-abdulaziz-aal-saud/
  4. al-sharq.com
  5. https://www.intelligenceonline.com/insiders/europe_middle-east/2014/07/16/the-fustok-brothers-guardians-of-the-financial-secrets-of-king-abdullah/108031203-be1
  6. https://mz-mz.net/120330/
  7. a b c http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/aboutMinistry/SeniorOfficials/Pages/ministerVP.aspx
  8. https://web.archive.org/web/20130517194450/http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/PP_37_AFTERKINGFAHD.pdf
  9. https://foreignpolicy.com/2011/04/15/outraged-in-riyadh-2/
  10. https://web.archive.org/web/20110616222323/http://www.saudiembassy.net/about/Biographies-of-Ministers.aspx
  11. https://web.archive.org/web/20131213003815/http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20110723105830
  12. a b https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-crisis-centre-idUSBRE86Q0JM20120727
  13. https://archive.today/20130131053456/http://www.phantomreport.com/new-saudi-spymaster-marks-shift-in-policy-target-syria-and-iran
  14. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/fresh-concerns-about-health-of-saudi-king
  15. a b https://web.archive.org/web/20131212124736/http://www.thefridaytimes.com/beta3/tft/article.php?issue=20120907&page=6
  16. https://doi.org/10.1080%2F17550912.2016.1189108
  17. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/9285549/Son-of-Saudi-Arabias-King-Abdullah-suing-Los-Angeles-over-mega-mansion.htm
  18. http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/08/saudi_prince_wins_first_bhpo_megacompound_legal_victory.php