Washington — Saudi Arabia’s embassy in the United States has denied on Tuesday; the U.S. claim that a ‘potential terrorist’ arrested by the border security authorities in Arizona last Thursday is a Saudi citizen.
The embassy statement posted on its Twitter account said, “Based on the engagement with the relevant U.S. authorities on this matter; the embassy confirms that the individual mentioned here is not a Saudi citizen. We will continue to coordinate with the U.S. government and bring forward any facts on this matter.”
The embassy’s clarification came after the U.S. authorities claimed that the suspect arrested in Arizona was a 21-year-old Saudi national.
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Chris Clem, chief patrol agent of the Yuma border crossing, made a false claim on the suspect’s identity. He published hidden pictures of the suspect wearing a Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps jacket; decorated with an American flag patch and another that stated “Central Oneida County Volunteer.”
Chris Clem had said the suspect entered the U.S. from Mexico on Thursday night. The 21-year-old allegedly Saudi migrant is linked to several Yemeni persons of interest currently under investigation by the U.S. authorities.