Obama, Kerry in tribute to Saudi FM Prince Saud al-Faisal

Saudi Arabia's then-foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal looks on during a press conference in Jeddah on October 13, 2014US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry paid heartfelt tribute to Saudi Arabia’s Prince Saud al-Faisal, saying he had left a legacy that would live on despite his death Thursday. Prince Saud was one of the highest profile members of Saudi Arabia’s ruling elite and formerly the world’s longest-serving foreign minister, overseeing four decades of turbulent diplomacy for the oil-rich kingdom. “Generations of American leaders and diplomats benefited from Prince Saud’s thoughtful perspective, charisma and poise, and diplomatic skill,” he said in a statement.

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