In the Saudi spy case in Canada, the US is taking steps to keep information hidden

28th July,2021

In the Saudi spy case in Canada, the US is taking steps to keep information hidden



Documents suggest that US officials have intervened in a Canadian case involving a former Saudi spymaster, a rare move in a complex court struggle that threatens to expose secret undercover operations. Former intelligence czar Saad Aljabri is embroiled in a bitter royal rivalry between ousted former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef (MBN) and current de facto ruler Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is exiled in Canada (MBS).
Aljabri, who has long been linked to covert Saudi-US counterterrorism activities, claimed in a sensational American lawsuit last year that MBS dispatched a hit squad to assassinate him in 2018, while arresting two of his children. A number of Saudi-owned corporations accused Aljabri of embezzling billions while working on covert operations under MBN, his erstwhile sponsor who is currently detained after being deposed as heir to the monarchy in a 2017 palace coup.