What Have We Learned From WikiLeaks’ Saudi Arabia Documents?
So far, a massive WikiLeaks release of tens of thousands of confidential and top secret Saudi Arabian government documents has shown the country’s royalty racking up huge unpaid bills, government officials discussing how to undermine Iran and a strong dislike of Israel.
The Independent reports:
One of the most popular leaked documents isn’t a internal embassy memo or top secret dossier, but a simple invoice, sent from the short-changed owner of a Geneva limo company who had one of his customers leave the country when she owed him 1.5 million Swiss francs. The bill has been linked to Princess Maha Al Ibrahim, the wife of senior Saudi royal Abdul-Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. …
One document, a memo that is said to have originated in the Saudi embassy in Tehran, mentions “the frustration of the Iranian citizen and his strong desire for regime change.”
It goes on to discuss ways that Iranians’ grievances with the government could be brought to light – including spreading the message on social media, increasing the profile of opposition activists abroad, helping co-ordinate their actions and encouraging them to show pictures of tortured Iranian citizens. …
One particularly interesting document, a memo sent to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC, warned that dozens of Saudi students had visited the Israeli embassy in the American capital.
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