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Saudis would turn blind eye to Israeli jets en route to Iran: report

AFP [1]
Sunday, July 5, 2009

Saudi Arabia would turn a blind eye to Israeli warplanes flying over the kingdom in any raid on Iran’s nuclear sites, The Sunday Times said in a report denied by Israel.

Citing diplomatic sources, it said the head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence service had assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Saudi Arabia has tacitly agreed to the use of its airspace.



Netanyahu’s office denied the report, however, calling it “fundamentally wrong and baseless”.

The Sunday Times said Mossad director Meir Dagan had held secret talks with Saudi officials to discuss the possibility.

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