Saudi-Arabia skal ha gitt Israel tillatelse til å bruke deres luftrom hvis Israel bestemmer seg for å bombe Irans atomanlegg. Bare det at Saudi-Arabia gir en slik tillatelse kan være med å fremskynde et angrep.
«The Saudis have given their permission for the Israelis to pass over and they will look the other way,» said a US defence source in the area. «They have already done tests to make sure their own jets aren’t scrambled and no one gets shot down. This has all been done with the agreement of the [US] State Department.»
Sources in Saudi Arabia say it is common knowledge within defence circles in the kingdom that an arrangement is in place if Israel decides to launch the raid. Despite the tension between the two governments, they share a mutual loathing of the regime in Tehran and a common fear of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. «We all know this. We will let them [the Israelis] through and see nothing,» said one.