DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom has no information about an Arab activist living in Norway who says the CIA tipped Norwegian security about a threat against him emanating from Saudi Arabia.
Responding to a question during a press conference in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign affairs, claimed he’d never heard of Iyad al-Baghdadi.
Al-Jubeir, however, then said el-Baghdadi’s motivation for speaking out publicly could be that he is seeking permanent residency in some country.
The Palestinian-born activist says his work investigating possible Saudi crimes have made him a target.
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