Emir of Riyadh Sultan Ibn Abdul-Aziz in Damascus in 1951

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From left to right: Saudi Ambassador to Damascus Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Zaid, Army Chief-of-Staff Colonel Adib al-Shishakli, Emir Sultan Ibn Abdul-Aziz, Prime Minister Hasan al-Hakim, Emir Abdul Rahman of Saudi Arabia, Defense Minister Rashad Barmada, Damascus Governor Nasuh al-Ayyubi. Standing in the back are two of Shishakli’s top officers, his bodyguard Mohammad Assef Qabbani and the future director of Syrian intelligence, Abdul Hamid al-Sarraj.