December 9, 2013
Director General of Saudi Intelligence Agency Bandar bin Sultan met several times with Israeli officials in Geneva, Iranian news agency Fars reported.
The report is based on a Saudi Twitter account that is “well connected with the inner circles of the Saudi secret service”. According to the tweet, the sides have agreed on a number of crucial issues, including “containing Iran by any possible means, exercising stronger control over Syria’s Jihadist forces, sidelining Muslim Brotherhood and stopping the waves of the Arab spring.”
Last month, it was reported that Israel and the Gulf Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia are increasingly finding common ground – and a common political language – regarding both nations’ dismay over Iran’s history-making overtures to Washington and the nuclear talks in Geneva.
“The adage about ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ is playing out over Iran,” said Theodore Karasik, a security and political affairs analyst at the Dubai-based Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis. “This situation opens up some interesting possibilities as it all shakes out.”