Saudi Prince Fires Director of Islamic TV Channel
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal fired the director of an Islamic TV channel for his role as the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait.
Talal wrote Sunday on his Twitter account that he sacked Tarek Al-Suwaidan "for admitting he belongs to the Brotherhood terrorist movement."
Al-Suwaidan, a Kuwaiti, was the director general of Al-Resalah channel, which belongs to Alwaleed's Rotana Group - a large pan-Arab media conglomerate based in Riyadh, AP reported.
Al-Suwaidan has sharply criticized Egypt's military-backed government and voiced support for deposed President Mohammed Mursi on his Twitter account.
Saudi King Abdullah, whose country has pledged $5 bln in aid to Egypt's interim leaders, supported Cairo's crackdown on the Brotherhood, saying the kingdom stood by Egypt's fight against "terrorism and strife."