Reports of Bin Salman assassination: Kayhan newspaper claimed

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“There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the absence of nearly 30 days of Mohamed Bin Sulman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, is due to an incident which is being hidden from the public”, an Iranian newspaper claimed.

According to the Kayhan newspaper in Iran, on 21 April 2018 news agencies reported that Saudi forces shoot down ‘toy drone’ near royal palace  Vidoes and pictures have been published from the site of the conflict on social media that clearly illustrated the movement of tanks and armored vehicles around the royal palace, and sounds of the exchange of fire with a heavy weapon between the Royal Guard and a group whose identity had not been disclosed yet.

Kayhan claims to have gained information from some intelligence services that during the  clashes,  at least two bullets hit the Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Sulman, and it’s likely that he was killed.

Another iranian website “IFPNEWS”  also quted from Fars News that “notably, bin Salman made no media appearance during the April 28 visit of the newly-appointed US State Secretary Mike Pompeo to Riyadh, his first foreign trip as the top US diplomat”.

“During his stay in Riyadh, Saudi media outlets published images of Pompeo’s meetings with King Salman and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. This is while the state-run outlets used to publish images of meetings in Riyadh between bin Salman and former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson”.

“A few days after the April 21 incident, Saudi media published footage and images of bin Salman meeting several Saudi and foreign officials. But the date of the meetings could not be verified, so the release of the videos could be aimed at dispelling rumours about bin Salman’s conditions”.

“It is not clear if bin Salman’s disappearance is due to reasons such as him feeling threatened or being injured in the incident”.

“It seems only a live television appearance could dispel rumors about bin Salman’s whereabouts”.

Shafaqna cannot independently verify the report.

 

 

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