Unbelievably, Israel and Saudi Arabia are reportedly working together to formulate a plan of attack to hit Iran's nuclear facilities in the event the international community fails to adequately quell the Islamic Republic's atomic ambitions.
According to a report in London's Sunday Times, Israel is most definitely not the only nation in the region upset by the terms of the Iran nuclear deal discussed last week in Geneva.
The deal in its current form would remove nearly all sanctions from Iran, while failing to require the Islamic Republic to do away with the materials and facilities needed to built a nuclear bomb at a later date.
According to the Times, Israel's Mossad has been coordinating with its Saudi counterpart on the best way to attack Iran's nuclear program.
"Once the Geneva agreement is signed, the military option will be back on the table. The Saudis are furious and are willing to give Israel all the help it needs," the newspaper quoted an unnamed diplomat as saying.
The arrangement reportedly being hashed out would allow Israel to use Saudi airspace en route to Iran. The Saudis would also provide logistical support by coordinating the use of drones, search and rescue aircraft and refueling tankers over their soil.
And it all of this sounds too fantastical, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu already hinted at such a deal last week in an interview with with French daily Le Figaro.
There is a "meeting of the minds" between Israel and the "leading states in the Arab world on the Iran issue," Netanyahu told the newspaper, noting that it is "one of the few cases in memory, if not the first case in modern times" of Israel working side-by-side with these particular states.
The Israeli leader reiterated that the Iran nuclear threat is far more severe than Western leaders are willing to admit.
"We [both Israelis and Arabs] live here," he said. "We know something about this region. We know a great deal about Iran and its plans. It’s worthwhile to pay attention to what we say."
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