Ex-Saudi intelligence official describes Crown Prince as a 'psychopath' who boasted he could kill the sitting monarch in 2014



In an interview on CBS News program “60 Minutes,” which aired Sunday, Saad Aljabri described watching a video recording of a gathering that he alleged befell in 2014 between MBS and his cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef (MBN), who was then Saudi Arabia’s head of intelligence. “He [MBS] advised him [MBN], I wish to assassinate King Abdullah. I get a poison ring from Russia. It’s sufficient for me simply to shake arms with him and he will probably be executed,” Aljabri stated. “That what he say. Whether he’s just bragging or, but he said that and we took it seriously.”
The crown prince’s father, King Salman, ascended to the throne in January 2015 after his half brother, King Abdullah, died at age 90.
MBS grew to become crown prince following an influence battle along with his cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, who was deposed and has been beneath home arrest since June 2017. Aljabri labored intently with MBN for years as the dominion’s quantity two intelligence official.

During the interview, Aljabri additionally repeated allegations that MBS, the younger de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, plotted to ship successful squad to homicide him in Canada three years in the past, and has imprisoned two of Aljabri’s youngsters, Sarah and Omar, in Saudi Arabia.

Aljabri advised CBS he was warned in 2018 {that a} Saudi hit group was heading to Canada to kill him. He stated the warning got here days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered within the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. Aljabri says he was advised, “… don’t be in a proximity of any Saudi mission in Canada. Don’t go to the consulate. Don’t go to the embassy. I said why? Said, they dismembered the guy, they kill him. You are on the top of the list.”
The alleged homicide plot has been reported on before.

In an announcement to “60 Minutes,” a Canadian authorities spokesperson stated, “While we cannot comment on specific allegations currently before the courts, we are aware of incidents in which foreign actors have attempted to monitor, intimidate or threaten Canadians and those living in Canada.”

CBS says Saudi Arabia declined an interview, however the kingdom’s embassy in Washington issued an announcement, describing Aljabri as a “discredited” former authorities official.

“Saad Aljabri is a discredited former government official with a long history of fabricating and creating distractions to hide the financial crimes he committed, which amount to billions of dollars, to furnish a lavish life-style for himself and his family,” the assertion learn. “He has not denied his crimes; in fact, he implies that stealing was acceptable at the time. But it wasn’t acceptable nor legal then, and it isn’t now.”

A gaggle of Saudi corporations owned by the dominion’s sovereign wealth fund, which the prince controls, are suing Aljabri in the US and Canada, claiming he stole cash from the counterterrorism funds. Aljabri denied these claims within the interview.

He says he is talking out now for his two youngsters who’re imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, saying, “I am appealing to the American people and to the American administration to help me to release those children and to restore their life.”

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