ABU DHABI: A Saudi prince says Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, through close coordination with Jordanian King Abdullah II and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, facilitated the escape of the Dubai ruler’s wife from the United Arab Emirates.
An unnamed diplomatic source told Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper on Thursday that the Saudi prince, whose identity was not immediately available, was fully aware of Princess Haya bint Al Hussein’s decision to flee the Persian Gulf kingdom with her son Zayed, 7, and 11-year-old daughter Al Jalila, abandon her 15-year marriage , and finally seek political asylum in Germany.
The source added that the Abu Dhabi strongman had coordinated the escape with the Jordanian monarch. Special operation forces, supervised by bin Salam, then undertook the task.
The source further highlighted that King Abdullah II lately paid a visit to Abu Dhabi, where he held an hours-long meeting with Al Nahyan.