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Saudi Arabia says has 'nothing to do' with Bezos-AMI dispute




DUBAI: Saudi Arabia had "absolutely nothing to do" with the National Enquirer's reporting on an extramarital dating involving Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the dominion's minister of state for overseas affairs stated.


Bezos on Thursday accused American Media Inc (AMI), the Enquirer's proprietor, of looking to blackmail him with the threat of publishing "intimate photos" he allegedly despatched to his female friend unless he stated in public that the USA tabloid's reporting on him used to be not politically motivated.

In a blog publish, he alluded to Saudi Arabia's displeasure on the Bezos-owned Washington Post's coverage of the murder of its columnist and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

He additionally referenced media stories about alleged hyperlinks between AMI and Saudi Arabia.


"This is something between the two parties, we have nothing to do with it," Adel al-Jubeir advised CBS' "Face the Nation" when requested if the Saudi govt used to be concerned within the Enquirer leaks.


"It sounds to me like a soap opera," he stated in an interview to be aired on Sunday, excerpts of that have been posted on CBS' web page. Jubeir stated he used to be not conscious about any hyperlinks between the Saudi govt and AMI or its CEO David Pecker.


AMI stated on Friday its reporting on Bezos used to be lawful and it will investigate his claims.


The killing of Khashoggi on the kingdom's Istanbul consulate remaining October strained Saudi Arabia's ties with Western allies, exposed the dominion to conceivable sanctions and tarnished the picture of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


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