1,194. 6/15/1998

During interviews for Arab News and MBC Television from November 4-9, 2001, Saudi Arabia’s head of intelligence, Prince Turki al Faisal, said: ” ‘[In June 1998] King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah sent me to meet [Taliban leader] Mullah [Mohammad] Omar to persuade him to hand bin Laden over to the Kingdom. …and he agreed. …[In September 1998] I discovered Mullah Omar had reversed his decision and he was abusive about the [Saudi] Kingdom and its people. Under those circumstances, I had no choice but to break off negotiations.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Page 240

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