- 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)