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Lebanese analyst: Saudi regime has no mercy on opposition that arisen from power

Beirut, Lebanese analyst Ali Morad termed the Saudi regime as prime suspect in murder of critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that the regime will not have mercy on any opposition that has come out of power, especially if the person knows a lot of secrets.

In an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), he said, 'The Saudis are historically well-known for dealing with two groups of opponents. A group of dissidents out of Saudi Arabia, but not affiliated with any government agency, such as Saad al-Faqih ('Mujtahid' on Twitter) and 'Mohammed al-Masari'. This category is not the first priority of the follow-up by Riyadh.

Murad continued, 'The second category is hurting Saudi officials and maybe they are risky. Khashoggi was considered to be dangerous. In this category, some of the emirs of the ruling dynasty are also located, such as Turki bin Bandar, Sultan bin Turki, and Saud bin Seif al-Nasr. They have left Saudi Arabia and speak internationally in opposition to Mohammed bin Salman.

Lebanon's analyst, referring to the large-scale relations of Khashoggi with power institutions, said he met several Saudi princes and was close to those who were at the head of sensitive positions. One of them was Turki al-Faisal, former head of the Saudi intelligence service. It seems he had secrets that one of them was the motives for his murder, in addition to the news that the Saudi journalist met with Qatar's emir.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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