Category: Saudi Arabia

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Reuters: Top Iranian Officials Planned Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Field

Reuters: Top Iranian Officials Planned Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Field

Last May, a drone attack knocked out oil production at one of Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities. Some speculated it was a false flag attack. Reuters now reports it was an Iranian operation, approved at the top. The sources are not named. The plan by Iranian military leaders to strike Saudi oil installations developed over...

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Twitter’s Saudi Spy Network Leaves Activists Living in Fear

Twitter’s Saudi Spy Network Leaves Activists Living in Fear

From the reliably interesting Middle East Eye, a story of social media espionage. Earlier this month, a complaint filed by the US government in a California federal court accused two Twitter employees of accessing and giving the details of more than 6,000 users to a Saudi official with close ties to the royal family, between...

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Saudi Intelligence Officers Implicated in Khashoggi Killing Have Yet to Face Justice

Saudi Intelligence Officers Implicated in Khashoggi Killing Have Yet to Face Justice

As the first anniversary of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi approaches, the Saudi intelligence officers implicated in his violent death have yet to come trial. Saudi crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) told CBS’s “60 Minutes” he “takes responsibility” for Khashoggi’s murder but denies authorizing it. There is no dispute that officers of Saudi’s...

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Turkish Paper Publishes Saudi Hit Squad’s Gruesome Conversations During Khashoggi’s Murder 

Turkish Paper Publishes Saudi Hit Squad’s Gruesome Conversations During Khashoggi’s Murder 

The conversations recorded prior to and during the Oct. 2, 2018 murder of the dissident journalist at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate were obtained by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) right after the gruesome incident, and were shared with related Turkish authorities carrying out an investigation into the incident, as well as with international officials and...

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