Saudi reaction to US request to disband Royal Guard elite units

US State Department spokesman Ned Price urged Saudi Arabia on Monday (1/3/21) to disband the Rapid Intervention Force, an elite unit of the Saudi Arabian Royal Guard (SARG) that is supposedly behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

This came following an announcement by the US Treasury Department last Friday (26/2/21) that the United States will impose sanctions on the SARG Rapid Intervention Force.

Did Saudi Arabia confirm or deny the existence of the SARG elite unit?

How did Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz react to the US request?

Tactical Report answers these questions and more in the following 457-word report.

[Briefly reproduced in TR Weekly 28/10 – March 5, 2021]

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