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Tweeter “Mujtahed” says Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef’s comments, removed from Al-Watan, were “true”

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On June 3, Al-Alam daily reported: “Famous Saudi tweeter “Mujtahed” said on Friday that the website of the Saudi Al-Watan newspaper had not been hacked, and that the statements attributed to Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, in which he criticized Saudi policy, were “true.” Mujtahed thus tweeted: “Al-Watan newspaper was not hacked and Muhammad bin Nayef’s statement are true,” adding that the deletion of the statements “confirms that (Deputy Crown Prince) Muhammad bin Salman is the strongest [side]”… Al-Watan newspaper had deleted the report and blocked its website for several hours before it was put back online, announcing that it had been hacked…, “which resulted in the posting of false statements attributed to Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

June 11, 2016 at 12:08 am

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