Posted 26 октября 2021,, 12:19

Published 26 октября 2021,, 12:19

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Game of Thrones in Saudi Arabia: case involves a poisoned ring from Russia

Game of Thrones in Saudi Arabia: case involves a poisoned ring from Russia

26 октября 2021, 12:19
One of the former chiefs of Saudi intelligence, Saad al-Jabri, said that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, intended to assassinate the late King Abdullah. At the same time, the crown prince mentioned Russia, from where they supposedly had to bring a ring to poison the monarch.

Sergey Kron

In an interview with the American channel CBS, al-Jabri said that he was afraid of revenge from the royal family and therefore had to go into hiding.

According to the former intelligence officer, it became known that in 2014, in a conversation with his cousin Muhammad ibn Naif, who was then minister of the interior, Mohammed ibn Salman hinted that he would like to get rid of the aged King Abdullah in order to free the throne for his father.

“The poisoned ring will be delivered to me from Russia, it is enough to shake the king's hand and everything will be over”, - Jabri said. - But at court it was quickly hushed up. Although the conversation was secretly videotaped and the prince is hunting for her".

Moscow is still silent in connection with the accusations against them. In any case, the Russian Foreign Ministry refused to talk to NI on this topic.

“Crown Prince Mohammed ibn Salman, son of the current King Salman and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, is a psychopath, a murderer with unlimited resources in the Middle East. He poses a real threat to his own people and to the entire planet, ”said the Saudi intelligence officer.

As you know, the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud, died in 2015 at the age of 91. The day before, His Majesty fell ill with pneumonia and was hospitalized in a hospital in Riyadh. After the departure of Abdullah, the throne passed to his half-brother Salman, the father of Muhammad ibn Salman, who appointed Muhammad ibn Naif the crown prince.

However, in 2017, Ibn Salman became the crown prince, and Ibn Naif lost his post as Minister of Internal Affairs and, according to media reports, was placed under house arrest, last year he was detained on charges that were not disclosed. After Ibn Niafa was removed from his post, Jabri fled to Canada.

In an interview with the American TV channel, Jabri said that one of his colleagues had warned: in October 2018, a few days after Saudi agents killed the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, Salman sent a group of assassins to eliminate the former scout.

Jabri claims that a group of six people landed at the Ottawa airport, but they were all deported after customs officials found suspicious DNA testing equipment in their luggage.

According to the BBC, a year ago, Jabri filed a civil lawsuit against the Saudi Crown Prince in US federal court, accusing him of attempted assassination.

Salman then denied all charges. However, he also denied accusations of involvement in the murder of Khashoggi, although, according to the CIA, the prince personally approved the operation to eliminate the journalist.

The Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington, DC, in a message to CBS, described Jabri as “a former government official with a long list of fabrications and misleading statements to cover up billions of dollars in financial fraud that allowed him and his family to run a luxurious Lifestyle".

Several Saudi investigative bodies are now investigating allegations of corruption in Jabri, and a Canadian judge ordered the freezing of his assets "in connection with clear evidence of fraud".

Jabri himself claims that he did not embezzle public funds and that his former employers paid him generously.

In March 2020, the Saudi Arabian authorities detained Jabri's son, Omar, and his daughter Sarah, in what human rights groups saw as an obvious attempt to force him to return to Saudi Arabia.

In November 2020, two months after Jabri filed a lawsuit against the crown prince, a Saudi court sentenced his son and daughter to 9 and 6.5 years in prison on charges of money laundering and "attempting to illegally leave the country". The children of the former intelligence officer deny the charges against them.