Purges in the heart of the kingdom – Riyadh settles its accounts on the quai des Bergues
The former Saudi spy master is accused by the regime of having orchestrated the “theft” of the 320 million building housing the HSBC bank in Geneva.
Pierre-Alexandre Sallier, Sylvain Besson
It is one of the most visible monuments of the Geneva financial center. Dominant lThe renovated quays of the Rhône,’row of’buildings housing the HSBC bank are part of the decor of the center of Geneva. But good little know the incredible battle she is fighting’object since powerful Saudis bought it for more than 300million francsnine years ago.
According to court documents canadians and aAmericans, the block of the quai des Bergues is found in theœur de la purge anticorruption conducted par the reigning prince Mohammed ben Salman, often referred to by the initials MBS. It targets in particular the crown prince Mohammed ben Nayef, former minister of’Interior ousted in June 2017, as well as his eminence grise, the’former security adviser Saad Al-Jabri. It is he who, by a sleight of hand between offshore companies, would have taken control of the buildings of the quai des Bergues., by diverting billions from a Saudi slush fund intended to fight terrorism. He is said to be a refugee in Canada today.