Media sources on Saturday revealed that Saudi intelligence services have summoned senior officials in the exiled Hadi’s government in order to interrogate them on charges of collaboration with, and receiving money from, Qatar and Turkey.
According to the sources, the Saudi authorities accused several senior officials in Hadi’s government of using Qatari funds to finance acts of destabilisation in Yemen, in addition to other accusations of collusion with terrorist elements.
The charges included “sending daily reports to Qatar and Turkey” about what is going on in the closed rooms between Yemeni and Saudi officials, as well as “details of the Riyadh agreement negotiations and details of the meetings and political plans taken in Riyadh.”
The sources told All-Ayyam newspaper on Friday that the Saudi intelligence service interrogated Hadi’s own son, Nasser Hadi, who commands of the so-called “Presidential Protection Forces”. Nasser Hadi is reportedly suspected of smuggling weapons. The investigation also involves the director of Hadi’s office, Abdullah al-Alimi, without disclosing the charges against him.
The sources added that one of the assistants to Hadi’s deputy Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, whose name was not given, has been held in a Saudi intelligence detention for days.
While Saudi Arabia is highly supportive of destabilising activities against the National Salvation Government of Yemen, suspicions of cooperation with countries such as Qatar and Turkey is highly illegal in the Wahhabi kingdom. Both Qatar and Turkey are sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood organisation and espouse the Ikhwani ideology, which is considered a danger to the Wahhabi doctrines of Riyadh.
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