SAUDI GOVERNMENT DISBAND AL-HARAMAIN CHARITY
The Riyadh-based Al-Haramain foundation has until Oct. 15 to dissolve all its operations, the official said on condition of anonymity.
Officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and from Al-Haramain could not be reached.
Adel al-Jubeir, foreign policy adviser to Crown Prince Abdullah, announced in Washington in June that in an effort to prevent charitable donations from bankrolling terrorism, the Saudi government was creating a commission to filter contributions raised inside the kingdom to support causes abroad.
The plan included dissolving Al-Haramain and other Saudi charities and folding their financial assets into the new national commission.
The U.S. government, as part of its anti-terrorism strategy after the Sept. 11 attacks, has sought to cut off the sources of terrorists' financing. Al-Haramain came under scrutiny after the attacks on suspicion of funding al-Qaida terror activities, reports AP.