On Thursday, Saudi Arabian King Salman has hosted the Central Intelligence Agency’s Chief, informed media source, after three people were charged with spying on Twitter users essential of the royal family in America.
The Saudi King and Gina Haspel have “discussed a number of topics of mutual interest,” said the officials, without detailing.
In Riyadh, the meeting was attended by a number of Saudi officials including Intelligence Chief Khalid al-Humaidan, and Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan.
On Wednesday, Mr. Haspel’s visit comes after a US court has charged three people, including two from Saudi Arabia, with charges of spying on social media users crucial of the royal family.
While speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior Saudi official has said that the Kingdom hadn’t yet looked at the criminal complaint.
The Saudi official told sources in Washington, “But what I can tell you is that we expect all our citizens to abide by the laws of the countries in which they live.”
The Trio – including two former Twitter Employees – reportedly worked to reveal the ownership details behind rebel Twitter accounts on behalf of someone prosecutors designated as “Royal Family Member-1”.
The Washington Post has reported the final to be Crown Prince Mohammed-bin Salman that the Kingdom’s de-facto ruler.
Ties between firm allies Riyadh and Washington have been strained over the brutal killing of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
He was a critic of Prince Mohammed. Journalist Khashoggi was murdered and dissected by Saudi Agents in Istanbul.
The CIA has allegedly concluded that the Saudi Prince was closely connected to his murder, a charge that was strongly denied by Riyadh.
The Saudi Official continued that the US President Donald Trump’s administration was aware that “Saudi Arabia is taking steps to deal with this issue.”
“I think people are recognizing that a trial is underway, recognizing that it was a mistake that should not have happened,” he added of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.