FaceOf: Salman Al-Ansari, founder of Saudi American Public Relations Affairs Committee

Updated 02 July 2018
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FaceOf: Salman Al-Ansari, founder of Saudi American Public Relations Affairs Committee

  • Al-Ansari gave a speech at the #FreeIran2018 convention in Paris last wee, held on the 30th anniversary of the 1988 massacre, where the Iranian regime executed more than 30,000 political prisoners. .

Salman Al-Ansari is the founder and president of the Saudi American Public Relations Affairs Committee (SAPRAC), which is an organization that aims to politically and economically strengthen the historic relationship between Saudi Arabia and the US through people-to-people communication, doing so by adhering to its core values of transparency, integrity and excellence. 

Al-Ansari gave a speech at the #FreeIran2018 convention in Paris last week, held on the 30th anniversary of the 1988 massacre, where the Iranian regime executed more than 30,000 political prisoners. Speaking as a representative of Saudi Arabia in support of the constant nationwide protests and demonstrations in Tehran, Al-Ansari highlighted the Kingdom’s support for the Iranian people suffering under a brutal dictatorship. 

“I congratulate you all for sending a message of peace. The people of Iran have been a victim of their own regime, which has killed women and children. Those who remain silent in the face of this regime should be ashamed. Today is a victory for the civilized and knowledgeable Iran, not the Iran of Khomeini, Khamenei, Soleimani, and Rouhani. The regime of Tehran is an extremist regime and against everything the Qur’an represents. I would like to reiterate my solidarity and my support, because we have and will always be by your side and will remain to be so until we free Iran.” 

After earning his BS degree in communications from Saint Louis University, Al-Ansari acquired 8 years of experience in both the counter-terrorist financing (CTF) and anti-money laundering (ALM) fields. In addition to his work with SAPRAC, Al-Ansari is also a writer and political commentator. He is a frequent contributor to The Hill, as well as a frequent guest on world-renowned news channels such as Al-Arabiya, Sky News, BBC and other international media platforms, including CNN and CNN Arabic.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Al-Ansari has established a huge social media following on Twitter with over 200,000 followers and is quoted in the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and the New York Times. 


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins Asia trip

Updated 25 June 2019
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins Asia trip

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began an official trip to South Korea and Japan on Tuesday.
The visit comes after an invitation from South Korean President Moon Jae-in and based on the directives of King Salman, the royal court said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.
He will meet with the president and a number of officials to discuss bilateral relations and issues of common interest.
The crown prince will also head to Japan after Korea to head the Kingdom’s delegation at the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday and Saturday.
During his visit to Japan, the crown prince is expected to meet with several heads of states and senior officials, among them Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin.