Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)–For the first time, the former Saudi security advisor Saad Al-Jabri broke his silence since he fled Saudi Arabia in 2017, with Prince Mohammed bin Salman assuming the position of Crown Prince, succeeding Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.
Al-Jabri, in an interview with the “60 Minutes” program, on the American CBS news channel, attacked Prince Mohammed bin Salman, making many allegations, and also spoke about accusing the Crown Prince of sending a team to Canada in an attempt to assassinate him, and the detention of his two sons Omar and Sarah in Saudi Arabia, and he denied accusations His kingdom is corrupt and embezzlement.
Al-Jabri said that he received “a warning not to approach any Saudi diplomatic building in Canada, and not to go to the consulate or embassy, and when I asked why? They said they cut the man, they killed him and you are at the top of the list,” referring to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate. Saudi Arabia in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Al-Jabri added that Mohammed bin Salman “is afraid of the information I have,” and continued, “I expect to be killed one day.”
Al-Jabri denied embezzlement of money from Saudi Arabia, and said: “I have served the royal family closely for two decades, 3 kings and 4 crown princes, and they were very kind to me and very generous, it is a custom of the Saudi royal family, they take care of the people around them.”
In the interview, which was broadcast on Sunday evening, East Coast time, Al-Jabri called for his help in releasing his two sons from the Kingdom, saying: “I appeal to the American people and the American administration to help me save these children and restore their lives.”
“60 Minutes” presenter Scott Bailey said that Saad “Al-Jabri stated that he had recorded a video that revealed more secrets about the Saudi royal family and some in the United States.” killing”.
The embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington said, in a statement issued to the “60 Minutes” program, that Al-Jabri is “a discredited former government official with a long history of fabrication and distraction attempts to hide the financial crimes he committed, which are worth billions of dollars, to provide a wasteful lifestyle for himself and his family.”
The Saudi statement added that al-Jabri “did not deny his crimes, in fact indicating that theft was acceptable at the time. But it was neither acceptable nor legal at the time, nor now,” according to CBS News.
Saad al-Jabri had accused the Saudi crown prince, in a court case in Washington, DC, of sending a “assassination squad” from Saudi Arabia to Canada “in an attempt to kill him” days after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “by members of the same group.” Meanwhile, the Saudi authorities accuse Al-Jabri of corruption and have filed embezzlement lawsuits against him in America and Canada.
Al-Jabri fled from Saudi Arabia to Turkey and then to Canada in 2017. Al-Jabri was considered the second man in the team of former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, and the two strengthened close relations with US intelligence officials over years of working together in the fight against terrorism, especially against Al-Qaeda. After the September 11 attacks.