In one of the most unusual alliances in recent memory, Israel is allying with Saudi Arabia to prepare the way for a military strike against Iran. Without American tactical support, Israel would need Saudi aid.
According to the Sunday Times in England, Saudi Arabia has consented to Israel using its airspace for an attack on Iran and also the use of its rescue helicopters, tanker planes and drones.
Israel is not the only nation furious over the deal between the P5+1 nations (U.S., Russia, China, France, Great Britain, and Germany) and Iran; one source said, “The Saudis are furious and are willing to give Israel all the help it needs.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to unite nations against the deal; France scuttled the first attempt by the Western nations to ease sanctions on Iran and make a deal allowing Iran to continue enriching uranium.
The Saudis, who are Sunni Muslims, have long feared a nuclear-armed Shiite Iran.
Meanwhile, French President Francois Hollande is visiting Israel to meet with Netanyhau on Sunday. Netanyahu encouraged France on Friday to stay the course against weakening the west vis-a-vis Iran in the next round of negotiations starting Wednesday. On Wednesday he is flying to Russia to speak with President Vladimir Putin about curbing Iran.
Netanyahu recently told CNN that Iran’s nuclear agenda “threatens directly the future of the Jewish state,” and that his mission was to ensure the survival of his country. He added he would take whatever measures necessary to do so.