A prominent American website has revealed secret links between Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir and Israel’s spy agency Mossad that began in the nineties.
Jemma Buckley said in an article on The Odyssey Online that she had begun to collect information about Jubeir’s relations with Mossad.
She described it as “the most controversial intelligence news scoop of the past 10 years,” coming to light after former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni rebuked Mossad for Jubeir’s dismissal.
Buckley said ex-CIA officer Philip Giraldi provided her with significant information and “was especially helpful in revealing how Mossad made its first contact with Adel al-Jubeir.”
According to Giraldi, FBI first began monitoring Jubeir in 1990 when he became the spokesperson for the Saudi embassy in the United States.
A few years later, Mossad was suspected of attempts to recruit Jubeir, said Giraldi, a senior FBI agent.
According to the report, more inquiries found that while studying political science and economics at University of North Texas, Jubeir was approached by Kay Ann Mathews, a fellow student at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, in 1981.
Jubeir was introduced to Jewish businessmen and figures by Mathews, who had close ties to famous Israeli diamond merchants in the US, the report said.
“In a friendly FBI questioning in August 1998, she revealed that the first meeting between Adel al-Jubeir and a Mossad agent took place in October of 1995.”
Jubeir cooperated with Mossad after being entangled in a web of affection for Kay and heavy financial debts to a number of Jewish businessmen in the US, the report said.
Ordered by Mossad, Kay began to drift from her relationship with Jubeir. “Evidence shows that his activities in the US Saudi embassy were fully controlled by the Mossad agent,” the report said.
Buckley, along with several prominent authors, is working on “an in-depth investigation into al-Jubeir’s life and secret relations to Mossad.”
“Collecting this sort of information entails traveling back and forth between Saudi Arabia and Tel Aviv; interviewing retired Mossad experts and gathering field data may be dangerous, and I am starting to sense serious security threats,” she noted.
Buckley said more gathered information “will be published in the form of a book after the completion of the investigations.”