Political Analysis

Three Years Abducted Saudi Diplomat Arrives in Saudi Arabia.

National Yemen

Abdullah al-Khalidi three years Saudi abducted diplomat arrives today late afternoon after his released from #AQAP in Yemen. Deputy kind of Salman bin Abdulaziz received al-Khalidi in King Khalid Khaled bin Abdulaziz airport.

Al-Khalidi is expected to speak with mediamen who have been waiting for him at airport.

Abdullah al-Khalidi, Saudi Arabia’s deputy consul in Aden, was seized in March 2012.

He appeared in several AQAP videos that called on the Saudi authorities to do more to secure his release.

Mr. Khalidi is about to give press statement to the Saudi media in Riyadh.

The jihadist group had sought the release of all its members detained in Saudi Arabia as well as a ransom in exchange for freeing Mr Khalidi.

AQAP initially asked for $10m (£6.5m) in ransom, but later doubled its demand to $20m (£13m), tribal mediators said in August 2012.