Saud al-Jabri, Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief who moved to Canada after the breakup of the former interior minister and royal family, said Saudi officials tried to bring the daughter of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi to the consulate a few days before he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
According to the Times, Al-Jabri filed a lawsuit in the United States in 2018 alleging that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent an assassination team to Canada to assassinate Khashoggi after he was killed. Jabri said the killers had been stopped by Canadian authorities. He claimed that he could not be tried as a head of state and that the United States had no jurisdiction over him.
Jabri reiterated his complaint to the court in Washington, saying that the Saudi assassins tried to commit suicide by landing in the United States and Canada this time. Although Jabri did not say whether such an assassination attempt had been made, he said “there have been repeated attempts to kill him.”
The former minister, agents of the Saudi girl living in Turkey, claimed that the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was trying to harm her.
“Fortunately, Hissah never went to the consulate,” Jabri said, “Khashoggi went to the same consulate a few days ago.
Al-Jabri was seen as the right-hand man of former Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. After being overthrown in a palace coup by Bin Salman, Nayef was arrested on charges of treason. Jabri said he had secret information about Mohammed bin Salman and therefore wanted the Crown Prince to be killed.