Presidency of State Security

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Presidency of State Security (PSS)
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Emblem of the Mabahith
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Flag of the Presidency of State Security
Agency overview
FormedJuly 20, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-07-20)
JurisdictionGovernment of Saudi Arabia
HeadquartersRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
MottoA homeland we don't protect, we don't deserve to live in
Agency executive

Presidency of State Security is a Saudi Arabian security body created in 2017 by combining the counterterrorism and domestic intelligence services under one roof. The new body will be concerned with all matters related to state security, and will be overseen by the king. The new state security agency is headed by intelligence chief Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Howairini, who holds the rank of a minister.[1][2][3]

The following departments were annexed to the new Presidency of State Security: Investigations, special security forces, special emergency forces, security aviation, technical affairs, national information center, and other departments in charge of combating terrorism, its finance and financial investigation.[4]

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