The plot to assassinate the Saudi king with a poisoned ring
A former Saudi intelligence official has claimed that Crown Prince Salman once plotted to assassinate King Abdullah.
King Abdullah passed away in 2015.
In an interview with CBS, Saad al-Jabri, a former Saudi intelligence official, said that Crown Prince Salman had proposed to his cousins to assassinate the king.
In 2014, Crown Prince Salman proposed to his cousins to assassinate King Abdullah. The proposal was made to the then Minister of Home Affairs, Prince Mohammed bin Naif. ” The intelligence officer said.
Prince Salman wanted his father to pave the way for him to become the ruler of Saudi Arabia.
"I want to kill him. I can get a poisoned ring from Russia for that. I just want to shake hands with King Abdullah. Saad al-Jabri said, "His story ends there."
Although the meeting was held in secret, two copies of the video were hidden in a secret location, Jabri said.
King Abdullah died in 2015, and the father of Prince Mohammed bin Salman was named King of Saudi Arabia, while the then-home minister, Mohammed bin Nayef, was named Crown Prince.
However, in 2017, Mohammed bin Naif was removed from office and replaced by Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
However, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was removed from his ministerial post and placed under house arrest.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has also been charged in connection with the assassination of journalist Jamal Kashoghi.
However, a trial is currently underway in Saudi Arabia against those involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Kashoghi.