June 13, 2010

DON'T THEY TRUST THE UR TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION?:

Saudis give nod to Israeli raid on Iran (Uzi Mahnaimi in Tel Aviv and Sarah Baxter, 5/05, 10, Times of London)

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.

Earlier this year Meir Dagan, Mossad’s director since 2002, held secret talks with Saudi officials to discuss the possibility.

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.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 13, 2010 8:41 AM
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