Iranian semi-official news agency claims access to secret documents on Saudi Arabia
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's Fars news agency, which is linked to the country's semi-military Basij organization, claims to have in possession secret documents regarding Saudi Arabia.
The news agency also claims that it received the documents earlier than the same copy was obtained by WikiLeaks, the news agency reported June 23.
Fars said it gained access to sensible documents on Saudi Arabia's ministries from a Yemeni hacker group - Yemen Cyber Army, which allegedly hacked the the website, servers and archives of Saudi Arabia's foreign, interior and defense ministries and gained access to thousands of top secret documents, identities, contact addresses of the country's spies.
Fars said the documents also included confidential responses of Riyadh officials for the last several decades.
Meanwhile, WikiLeaks released over 60,000 documents on the issue on June 19, and vowed to release the rest in coming weeks. It claims to have over half a million Saudi documents ready for release.
Iran is already clashing with Saudi Arabia over a number of issues, especially their support for opposing sides in the Syrian and Yemen civil war.
Saudi Arabia and its allies accuse the Islamic Republic of destabilizing the region, something that Tehran denies.
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