Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal bin Farhan said today, Wednesday, that the allegations that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman penetrated the phone of the president of the Amazon company, Jeff Bezos, were “ridiculous.”
Bin Farhan confirmed that the Saudi government will investigate allegations of the Bezos phone penetration if evidence is presented in this regard.
Reuters quoted a well-informed source as saying that two UN officials will present today a report stating that there is sufficient evidence that Saudi Arabia broke into the phone of the founder of the Amazon company, and that they would demand that Britain and the United States conduct an investigation in this regard.
In this context, it was reported that the concerned officials intend to “issue a statement indicating their confirmation of the credibility of the forensic report, which the Bezos security team requested to conduct, and concluded that his phone may have been hacked through a video clip sent via the WhatsApp application from a personal account of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman”.
“Reuters” expected this report to cause “a further deterioration in relations between the richest man in the world and Saudi Arabia, which has worsened since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was writing articles for the Washington Post” owned by Bezos.
The Saudi embassy in the United States denied the report, and stressed that everything said in this regard is futile.