Sunday Times : Saudis would allow Israel use of air space and provide drones, rescue helicopters and tanker planes to Israelis
LONDON: In one of the most unusual alliances in recent memory, Israel is allying with Saudi Arabia to prepare the way for a military strike against Iran. Without American tactical support, Israel would need Saudi aid.
According to the Sunday Times in England, Saudi Arabia has consented to Israel using its airspace for an attack on Iran and also the use of its rescue helicopters, tanker planes and drones.
Israel is not the only nation furious over the deal between the P5+1 nations (U.S., Russia, China, France, Great Britain, and Germany) and Iran; one source said, The Saudis are furious and are willing to give Israel all the help it needs.
Israel which is the only country in the middle east with nuclear weapons, is trying to unite nations against any deal with Iran. France scuttled the first attempt by the Western nations to ease 30 year old sanctions on Iran and make a deal allowing Iran to continue enriching uranium.
The Saudis, who consider themselves as custodians of Muslim world, have long feared the influence of revolutionary Iran.
Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is reportedly working with Saudi officials to make arrangements following the signing of a nuclear deal in Geneva.
Once the Geneva agreement is signed, the military option will be back on the table. The Saudis are furious and are willing to give Israel all the help it needs, the Times quoted the source as saying.
Tehran has been negotiating sanction relief in Geneva with the P5+1 countries – consisting of the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China – in exchange for assurances that it will not develop a nuclear weapon. Exact terms on offer from both sides have not been made public, but no agreement was made last weekend. The sides will sit down for a new round of talks on November 20.
On Saturday, Israeli premier Netanyahu spoke to French daily Le Figaro about the situation, stating that Israel and the leading states in the Arab world agree when it comes to Tehran and its nuclear capabilities.
Israel considers Islamic Republic its arch foe as it is the only country still backing forces resisting Israeli expansionist designs.
An attack would be an economic catastrophe
Iranian political analyst Seyed Mohammad Marandi told Russia Today TV that an imminent joint attack on Iran was unlikely given the serious ramifications it could provoke for the region.
It is highly unlikely that the Saudis and Israelis would want to attack Iran because at the end of the day both countries would be losers, they would be seen as aggressors and obviously the Iranians would retaliate, Marandi told RT.
Although he consented that the Saudis and Israelis have been moving closer together lately, neither of them stood to gain from attacking Iran.
It would create an economic catastrophe for the world and only the Saudis and the Israelis would be to blame, said Marandi. Agencies
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