Israel and Saudi Arabia have both made no bones about their opposition to diplomacy with Iran, but a new report from the Sunday Times is suggesting that the two have been plotting in secret to start a war shortly after the conclusion of a deal between Iran and the P5+1.
“Once the Geneva agreement is signed, the military option will be back on the table,” warned a diplomatic source familiar with the planning, which is said to include a joint Israeli-Saudi attack on Iran.
There have been other reports about the two nations plotting an alliance to attack Iran for months now, but never anything this specific, nor anything to suggest that such an attack may well be imminent.
Israel has long coveted access to Saudi airspace for any potential attack on Iran, though the Saudis have denied any plan to do so. The P5+1 will no doubt object to any attack that comes as a follow-up to their diplomacy, though both nations are apparently counting on their considerable lobbying powers to prevent the fallout from being too serious.
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