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.