Saudi spy chief in Ramallah

The executive of Saudi Arabia’s General knowledge office, Khalid Bin Ali Al Humaidan, paid astonishment visits to Ramallah and Jerusalem on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21-22. Neither Palestinian nor Israeli authorities have affirmed that the visit occurred.

A week ago, DEBKA Weekly conveyed a selective report that Iranian specialists were working round the clock on a venture named “Riyadh First,” to add an additional 100km to the middle scope of the Scud-C (600km) and Scud-D (700km) surface rockets, to empower them to achieve the Saudi capital and detonate in the focal point of Riyadh. The venture, which is going ahead at the Al Ghadi base in Big Ganesh, 48km west or Tehran, was requested by preeminent pioneer Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.

This arrangement was behind the danger made by IRGC Air Force Commander Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh on Saturday, Feb. 11, toward the begin of an Iranian military work out: “Ought to the foe commit an error, our thundering rockets will descend upon them,” he said.

Gen. Hajizadeh, who is responsible for the rocket testing site, requested all other work ended with a specific end goal to focus on the road to success “Riyadh First” Scud advancement extend.

On Feb. 4, Iranian-supported Yemeni Houthis terminated a rocket which they guaranteed was a hand crafted Borkan with a scope of 800km into Saudi Arabia. It struck the al-Mazahimiyah military camp west of Riyadh.

As indicated by our military sources, the Houthis don’t have a rocket of that range. Their assault was in truth the principal trial of the recently expanded Iranian Scud, as a dress practice for the genuine strike.

On the off chance that the visit by the Saudi spy boss is affirmed, he will have wanted a few missions. In Ramallah, he would have cautioned the Palestinians not to proceed with their offer to reinforce coordinate ties with Tehran (which was initially uncovered by DEBKAfile on Feb. 13). The initially meeting of Iranian and Palestinian designations has officially occurred in Brussels.

In Jerusalem, Al-Huymaidan may have investigated security issues identified with the US-Israeli-Arab local gathering proposed by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when they met in Washington on Feb. 15.

DEBKAfile’s sources take note of that the Saudi spy boss is an expert warrior and the primary normal person to hold the post of Director of Saudi General Intelligence. Among his ancestors were high-positioning rulers, for example, Bandar Bin Sultan, Turki Bin Faisal and Muqrin Bin Abdul Aziz.

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