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.