Wikileaks: israel after Building Airbase in S. Arabia to Attack Iran
The Palestine news website quoted Israeli radio as reporting that the Wikileaks documents which are based on the emails sent to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, show that Israel is still thinking of an airbase in Saudi Arabia and using the country’s soil against Iran’s nuclear and military centers.
According to the documents, Israel also sought to deploy a large number of its advanced fighter jets in Saudi Arabia to carry out operations against Iran.
Wikileaks had also released similar documents in 2012.
Also in 2010, the Times had reported that Saudi Arabia has practiced standing down its anti-aircraft systems to allow Israeli warplanes passage on their way to attack Iran’s nuclear installations, adding that the Saudis have allocated a narrow corridor of airspace in the north of the country.
Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, the Saudi envoy to the UK, speaking to the London-based Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, denied that report, saying such a move “would be against the policy adopted and followed by the Kingdom.”