An exclusive source for The New Khalij confirmed that the US authorities have secretly handed over the former Saudi minister Saad Al Jabry to Saudi Arabia.
According to the source, who preferred not to be identified, Al Jabry, who is described as the right hand of the former crown prince Muhammad bin Nayef, was able to leave Saudi Arabia for the United States but when the new crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman requested his return back to Saudi Arabia, he refused with the excuse of being ill, saying that he will return after he finishes his treatment.
The source said that Al Jabry’s long-term stay outside the kingdom angered bin Salman, who fears that Al Jabry would form a lobby against him.
The famous Saudi Twitter user Mujtahidd had published rumours that, Saad Al Jabry – a former Minister of State and member of the Council of Political and Security Affairs who was by King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Mujtahidd said that Al Jabry was very close bin Nayef and that bin Nayef had been relied on him as an adviser who eventually rose to such prominence that he was responsible for 80% of the Ministry of Interior’s sensitive work.
Mujtahidd said that Al Jabry has been in charge of the investigation and intelligence matters, and he was in charge of the intelligence related to Yemen.
Mujtahidd added: “bin Nayef relied on Al Jabry to the extent that he allocated him more than one office in his house in Riyadh, together with another office in his farm (in Al Thumama which was owned by Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz, and has become Muhammad bin Nayef’s property after the death of his father), an office at his house in Jeddah and an office in Beit Al Bahar.”
According to Mujtahidd, Al Jabry’s dismissal weakened bin Nayef disrupt his power bas.
The Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, fired the Minister of State and member of the Council of Political and Security Affairs, Saad bin Khalid Al Jabry, in October 2015, without explaining the reasons for that.