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Secret recordings reveal Hamad bin Khalifa’s plot against Saudi Arabia

6 May 2014 - 7:14

Islam Times - An alleged plot by Qatar to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has been the main reason behind Riyadh’s ire against Doha political analysts have explained.

Citing diplomatic sources, al-Shorouk’s Editor-in-Chief Emad El-Din Hussein said in a recent interview that Saudi Arabia is in possession of authentic documents which indicate that Qatari security service had supported Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s plot to assassinate King Abdullah when he was still crown prince.

According to Saudi media reports, top sources in Riyadh also say that following the toppling of Gaddafi in 2011, Saudi Arabia has gained access to audio recordings containing a conversation between senior Qatari leaders discussing an attempt to overthrow the Saudi monarch.

Unconfirmed reports added that the audio recording belonged to Qatar’s former Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and former Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim.

According to sources close to the matter, Sheikh al Thani aimed to use public anger to topple the Saudi monarchy, enticing anti-Saudi sentiment through the media to forward his agenda.

The Emir of Qatar is believed to have slammed Jordan and Egypt for being the pawn of Saudi Arabia in the region, “the shame of the Arabs,” allegedly noted the Emir when speaking of the two nations.

Al Thani is also believed that have said that since Al-Saud only knew how to rule by stabbing others in the back they would soon taste their own medicine and meet the wrath of Qatar.