Saudi Arabia has warned its citizens against the sharing of nearly 60,000 secret documents released by WikiLeaks hinting on the Kingdom's royal lifestyle and regional politics.
The authenticity of the documents still remains unclear, however a Foreign Ministry spokesperson Osama Naqli has said: "[We can't] allow enemies of the state to achieve their intentions in regards to exchanging or publishing any documents... many of them had been fabricated in a very obvious manner."
According to Naqli's statement on Saudi news agency, authorities are on the hunt for those responsible for publishing the documents and the ministry plans to prosecute anyone found guilty.
Leaked Saudi memos
The batch of Saudi cables published on 19 June is just the beginning according to WikiLeaks, that is allegedly sitting on nearly half a million Saudi documents.
While the source of the leak still remains unknown, the documents are reportedly communications between Saudi embassies, including emails between diplomats.
According to one of the leaked memos, it is revealed that the Gulf states are willing to offer nearly $10bn (£6.3bn) to secure the release of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, reported The Independent.
Another memo allegedly sent from the Saudi embassy in Tehran highlights the "frustration of the Iranian citizen and his strong desire for regime change".
The memo further urges "hosting opposition figures overseas, coordinating with them and encouraging them to use galleries to show pictures of torture carried by the Iranian regime against the people".
The documents were released to mark Julian Assange's third year of asylum in London's Ecuadorian embassy.
The WikiLeaks press release issued with the Saudi documents said: "The Saudi Cables lift the lid on an increasingly erratic and secretive dictatorship that has not only celebrated its 100th beheading this year, but which has also become a menace to its neighbours and itself."