Now, Riyadh says Prince Abdul Aziz is not dead in purge crackdown : World, News
No fact to rumours regarding Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd: Saudi govt
Prince Abdulaziz is alive and properly: Saudi govt
Reviews had mentioned Abdul Aziz was useless, hours after the the demise of Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin
Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, the son of the late Saudi King Fahd’s eldest surviving son, shouldn’t be useless, Saudi Arabia’s authorities was quoted as saying in an Agence France Presse report.
“There isn’t any fact in anyway to rumours circulating in media regarding Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd,” an info ministry spokesman mentioned in a press release…Prince Abdulaziz is alive and properly,” the information company quoted a spokersperson for Saudi Arabia’s info ministry as saying.
Nonetheless, AFP added that it could not attain Abdul Aziz bin Fahd for a quote or a press release.
Reviews had earlier mentioned Abdul Aziz had died, hours after the the demise of Mansour Bin Muqrin, son of former crown prince Muqrin al-Saud.
Mansour Bin Muqrin’s demise got here after Saudi Arabia arrested almost a dozen princes, and several other different former and present officers. These arrests had been billed as a crackdown on corruption however had been extensively seen as a purge of potential rivals and critics of Crown Prince Mohammed.
Abdul Aziz is confirmed useless. He was 44 years outdated. Earlier, Mansour son of the previous crown prince Muqrin was additionally declared useless. https://t.co/IsUyU896o4
– Ali H. Soufan (@Ali_H_Soufan) November 5, 2017
One other #Saudi Prince, Abdul Aziz, youngest son of late King Fahd, has died. Thatâ€™s two #Saudi Princes in 24 hours. https://t.co/TNlf6Slzf8
– Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) November 6, 2017
These tweets, posted on verified Twitter accounts belonging to a former FBI particular agent and a geostrategic consulting company based mostly in Washington, nonetheless have not been taken down.
After the reported demise of Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, one other prince, Turki bin Mohamed bin Fahd, fled Saudi Arabia – reportedly to Iran.
(Inputs from AP)