Sun, 05 Jul 2009 06:59:56 GMT
Tel Aviv has kept options wide open for an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.
Saudi Arabia will allow Israeli bombers to use its airspace for an aerial attack on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, diplomatic sources say.
Director of the Mossad, Meir Dagan, has assured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Saudi airspace would be available for Israel in case it plans to move forward with a long-threatened military foray into Iran, reported The Sunday Times.
According to the report, Saudi officials, in secret talks held earlier this year, have agreed to “turn a blind eye” to Israeli bombers flying over the kingdom to strike Iran’s nuclear sites.
Saudis give nod to Israeli raid on Iran
by Uzi Mahnaimi in Tel Aviv and Sarah Baxter
05 Jul 2009
The head of Mossad, Israel’s overseas intelligence service, has assured Benjamin Netanyahu, its prime minister, that Saudi Arabia would turn a blind eye to Israeli jets flying over the kingdom during any future raid on Iran’s nuclear sites.
The Israeli press has already carried unconfirmed reports that high-ranking officials, including Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister, held meetings with Saudi colleagues. The reports were denied by Saudi officials.
“The Saudis have tacitly agreed to the Israeli air force flying through their airspace on a mission which is supposed to be in the common interests of both Israel and Saudi Arabia,” a diplomatic source said last week.
Saudis Would Allow Israel to Attack Iran
by Avraham Zuroff
Tammuz 13, 5769 / July 5, ’09
Saudi Arabia would turn the other cheek and allow Israel to use its airspace to attack Iran, London’s Sunday Times reports. According to the report, Mossad chief Meir Dagan has told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that Syria has hinted to the move.
Several media sources reported Friday that an Israeli Dolphin submarine passed through the Suez Canal on its way to the Red Sea last month as part of a naval exercise. Israeli security officials told the Reuters news agency that the exercise was done as part of testing Israel’s strategy in light of the Iranian nuclear threat. Egypt denied the reports.