A Video Of Prince Al Waleed’s Interview With Reuters Has Been Released A Day After He Was Released
Billionaire and CEO of Kingdom Holding, Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, has officially been released from detainment after two months. He and other princes and ministers were accused of anti-corruption during a crackdown, headed by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on November 5. During this time, the 200 ministers and princes were held at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh.
According to the BBC, Prince AlWaleed was released after a financial settlement was approved by the state prosecutor.
Prince Al Waleed gave a 30-minute interview to Reuters
During which he even included a full-tour of the luxury suite he stayed at. The Prince was all smiles welcoming the journalist to his dining room, bedroom, office and kitchen.
When asked about the charges, he replied There are no charges. There are just some discussions between me and the government. Rest assured this is a clean operation that we have and we’re just in discussion with the government on various matters that I cannot divulge right now. But rest assured we are at the end of the whole story. And I‘m very comfortable because I‘m in my country, I‘m in my city, so I feel at home. It’s no problem at all. Everything’s fine.
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He told Reuters that he would swim, go for walks and exercise during the time he was held
Adding that he was alright staying at the Ritz, as he’s always in that hotel and he’s in his country so he’s comfortable. He further stated that there was just a lot of misunderstanding and he’s in touch with all his offices and work, having the ability to contact his family everyday.
Prince Al Waleed was released on Saturday
His release came hours after he told international press that he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing and be released from custody within days. A senior Saudi official told Saudi Gazette that “a settlement Bin Talal had concluded with authorities was approved by the attorney general.”