The Canadian Foreign Minister said that he would raise the issue of the attempted assassination of the Saudi Crown Prince of the former Saudi intelligence officer Saad al-Jabri in Canada with his Saudi counterpart, while the US State Department criticized the abuse of the Jabri family.
This came a day after the disclosure of the lawsuit filed by Al-Jabri before the US judiciary, in which he accuses Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to assassinate him in Canada and America.
The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francois Philippe Champagne, said that he would "raise the case of Saad Al-Jabri with his Saudi counterpart as soon as possible."
In an interview with the Canadian "Globe and Mail" newspaper, Champani added that he would ask the competent Canadian institutions to inform him of the details of Al-Jabri's case before his next meeting with his Saudi counterpart.
The Canadian minister confirmed that he was not aware of the Jabri case when he announced 4 months ago the approval of the resumption of military exports to Saudi Arabia, which were suspended after the Khashoggi assassination, including an armored vehicle deal valued at $ 14 billion.
The Canadian minister warned that when any country interferes in Canadian internal affairs, the reaction will be strong, stressing that interference in the affairs of his country is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.
A documented partner
and the US State Department earlier appreciated Jabri’s efforts, describing him as a reliable partner for the US administration in counterterrorism cases.
The State Department message came in response to another message sent by members of Congress last month, in which they called on US President Donald Trump to work on the release of Saad al-Jabri's children.
The letter - signed by Acting Assistant Secretary of State Ryan Kaldhall - stated that Saad al-Jabri is a partner valued by the US government and worked closely with it to ensure the security and safety of Americans and Saudis.
The State Department added that for years Al-Jabri was a partner of the US Embassy in Riyadh in the efforts to combat terrorism, and the US government appreciates his contributions to maintain the security of its citizens.
The US State Department stated that it is concerned about the alleged activities that led to Jabri’s escape to Canada.
She emphasized that any accusations of misconduct against Al-Jabri must be dealt with through judicial channels and with transparency, and that any persecution of members of the Jabri family is unacceptable, noting that it has repeatedly requested the authorities to clarify the detention of Jabri's sons.
Al-Jabri's case Al-Jabri
was filed a lawsuit yesterday in Washington against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accusing him of sending a team to assassinate him in America and Canada seeking important recordings.
The lawsuit accuses the Saudi crown prince - whom it refers to as Muhammad bin Salman - of forming a team to arrange the killing of Al-Jabri of 3 people: Badr Al-Asaker, Saud Al-Qahtani and Ahmed Al-Asiri, all of whom are his top aides.
The invitation confirms that Mohammed bin Salman sent a team to assassinate him during his stay in Boston in 2017, and that he tried for months to deploy secret agents in the United States in an attempt to track down the whereabouts of the former officer.
After those attempts failed, the Saudi crown prince sent another team to assassinate Al-Jabri in Canada, two weeks after the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018.
The lawsuit included the text of a letter from the Saudi Crown Prince requesting that al-Jabri return within 24 hours or he would be killed.
The lawsuit papers - detailed by Al Jazeera Net - indicate that Saad al-Jabri accuses Mohammed bin Salman of seeking to kill him to prevent him from undermining his private relations with the United States and the Trump administration.
The lawsuit says that targeting defendant Mohammed bin Salman Al Jabri directly affects US interests, because the Saudi crown prince believes that Al-Jabri's close relations with the US intelligence community stand in the way of enhancing influence and power among US government officials.
She added that Saad Al-Jabri formed those close relations with the United States after he made Saudi Arabia one of Washington's most important partners in fighting terrorism globally and within the region.
And she indicated that these links have contributed to saving the lives of hundreds - perhaps thousands - of Americans because of Jabri and his aides foiling a plan by Al Qaeda to bomb two cargo planes bound for the United States.