American media revealed that the Saudi regime was begging the American administration to conduct training for its intelligence services, which was rejected by Washington.
The Washington Post reported that the US State Department recently rejected a proposal to train the Saudi intelligence services, fearing that it would use the exercises to carry out other illegal activities.
The American newspaper added on its website that the refusal was caused by fears of carrying out illegal operations, such as the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a year ago, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
The newspaper explained that what prompted Foreign and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials to reject the proposal submitted by “DynCorp” – which provides security and military services to the US government – is reports that the Saudi regime continues to violate, including an attempt to return dissidents abroad Forcibly, arrest human rights activists, and monitor the Khashoggi family abroad.
The newspaper also said that American officials fear that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not convinced of the need to reform the intelligence service and hold it accountable in order to stabilize the relationship between Washington and Riyadh.
She also indicated that the American side is angry at several things, including that the former adviser to the Saudi royal court, Saud Al-Qahtani, who is close to Bin Salman, has not been tried and continues to work behind the scenes, despite the fact that the US Treasury considered him the organizer of the Khashoggi assassination.
The Washington Post has previously revealed information indicating that some of the killers of the journalist Khashoggi had received previous training in the United States, which was a great embarrassment to the US administration.
The newspaper pointed out at the time that the Khashoggi killing caused effects on the US-Saudi defense and intelligence partnership and freezes the future of the relationship between the two countries pending answers from Riyadh.
According to the newspaper, unless bin Salman takes responsibility for this case and accepts blame for the murderous acts committed in his name, his relationship with America will remain fragmented.
She said that although Saudi officials claim that Bin Salman made changes, by removing his former secret operations coordinator, Saud Al-Qahtani, the Saudi crackdown machine remains intact and is managed by many of the same people who worked with Al-Qahtani.
He added that Khashoggi’s story studied how other countries can misuse the intelligence and special operations capabilities supported by the United States, and that this is the clearest conclusion that emerged from this report.
The newspaper spoke of a pending US plan to train and modernize the Saudi intelligence service, pending the approval of the US State Department. This project was developed by “Culpeper National Security Solutions”, a unit of “DynCorp” with the help of some prominent former CIA officials, and no work has been done on the project.