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Saudi nod to Israeli raid on Iran: Report

Although the two countries have no formal diplomatic relations, Saudi Arabia is said to have agreed to Israeli figher jets flying over the Kingdom during any future raid on Iran's nuclear sites, a media report said.

world Updated: Jul 05, 2009 12:46 IST

Although the two countries have no formal diplomatic relations, Saudi Arabia is said to have agreed to Israeli figher jets flying over the Kingdom during any future raid on Iran's nuclear sites, a media report said.

Quoting an Israeli defence source, 'The Sunday Times' reported that Mossad has "working relations" with the Saudis and the overseas intelligence agency's chief Meir Dagan has also assured Premier Benjamin Netanyahu of the Kingdom's nod.

The Israeli press has already carried unconfirmed reports that high-ranking officials, including former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, held meetings with Saudi colleagues. But, 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 told the British newspaper.

A former head of research in Israeli intelligence was also quoted as saying: "The Saudis are very concerned about an Iranian nuclear bomb, even more than the Israelis."