Two reports say Iran plans to hijack Saudi plane in Southeast Asia

  • The Iranian Revolutionary Guards reportedly sent a team to hijack or bomb a Saudi passenger plane in Southeast Asia
  • The information was relayed by the Saudi embassy in Manila to the Foreign Affairs department
  • Sources revealed to two major broadsheets that the Philippines, as well as other SE Asian countries, are the likely targets

MANILA, Philippines – Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard are reportedly planning to hijack or bomb a Saudi carrier somewhere in Southeast Asia; this was confirmed by sources to at least two major broadsheets.

A Philippine Star article by Rudy Santos said the terror threat against a Saudi aircraft is ‘real’, ‘imminent’ and in the advanced stage of implementation.

Citing a source from the airport, the information was reportedly relayed by the Saudi embassy in Manila to the Deparment of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through a note verbale marked “extremely urgent”.

The note revealed that a terrorist team of 10 persons – of which 6 are Yemenis – have been sent to a Southeast Asian nation via two separate flights from Turkey to carry out the plot.

The Saudi authorities requested their Philippine counterparts to install an X-ray machine at Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (NAIA) Terminal 1 to inspect flights coming from Saudi Arabia.

The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia have been considered as the most likely place of target, the note allegedly added. (Click here to read more)

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