Citing a meeting between MI6 chief Sir John Scarlett and Mossad chief Meir Dagan, British newspaper The Daily Express is claiming that Saudi Arabia is “ready to allow Israel to bomb Iran’s new nuclear site.”
The story hasn’t been confirmed any place else but provides yet another speculation that Israeli forces may be poised to launch a military strike against Iran.
It had previously been rumored in July that the Saudi government had approved the use of its airspace for an attack, though the Israeli government eventually denied it. Israel and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations.
The new site, which was revealed to be in construction last week by the Iranian government, is much smaller than the existing Natanz enrichment facility, but is expected to use more efficient, modern technology. It is reportedly under a mountain near the city of Qom, one of the holiest cities in Shi’ite Islam, and an attack by Israel near the city would almost certainly provoke outrage.
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