Saudi Prince Hits Back At Obama – ‘No, We Are Not Free Riders’

Prince Turki al-Faisal al-Saud of Saudi Arabia attends a plenary session at the 1st World Policy Conference in Evian October 6, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (FRANCE) - RTX995U

A senior Saudi Arabian prince on Monday condemned comments attributed to US President Barack Obama, saying the American leader had “thrown us a curve ball” in criticizing Riyadh’s regional role.