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Officals: Israelis in secret trip to inspect Saudi bases. Could be used as staging ground for strikes against Iran

Posted on November 24, 2013 at 12:10 PM EST

By Aaron Klein

TEL AVIV — Israeli personnel in recent days were in Saudi Arabia to inspect bases that could be used as a staging ground to launch attacks against Iran, according to informed Egyptian intelligence officials.

The officials said Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and other Arab and Persian Gulf countries have been discussing the next steps toward possible strikes on Iran’s nuclear sites.

The officials said the U.S. passed strong messages to Israel and the Saudis that the Americans control radar capabilities over the skies near Iran and that no strike should be launched without permission from the Obama administration.

It was unclear whether the purported visit to Saudi Arabia by Israeli military and intelligence officials signals any real preparation for a strike or if the trip was meant to keep pressure on the West amid Israeli fears about the current deal with Tehran.

The trip came prior to the announcement today of the deal with Western powers that aims to halt key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

At a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed what he called a “bad” and “dangerous” deal, while affirming that Israel will not allow Iran to go nuclear.

“Israel is not obligated by this agreement,” Netanyahu said.  “I want to make clear we will not allow Iran to obtain military nuclear capability.”

“Today the world became a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime in the world made a significant step in obtaining the most dangerous weapons in the world,” he said.

The deal reportedly halts the installation of new centrifuges, but allows Iran to keep current centrifuges used to enrich uranium.

The agreement caps the amount and type of enriched uranium Iran can produce and opens many nuclear sites up to daily inspections.  However, Israel is warning that even the low-grade uranium allowed in the agreement can be used to eventually assemble a nuclear weapons capability.

As part of the deal, Iran agreed to halt work on key components of its Arak heavy-water reactor that could be used to produce plutonium, but the country doesn’t have to dismantle the reactor.

In response, Iran gets sanctions relief, including the freeing of $7 billion or more in frozen assets.

Hours after deal was signed, President Hassan Rouhani said the agreement recognizes Tehran’s “rights” to maintain an atomic program.

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Am I the only one that finds it ironic that the biggest driver towards peace and co-operation in the Middle East at the moment is a rogue theocracy?
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Am I the only one that finds it ironic that the biggest driver towards peace and co-operation in the Middle East at the moment is a rogue theocracy?
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I didn't know if I should believe this. Yet have read at foreign media sites SA is pissed at this deal.


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We are certainly living in "interesting" times....

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Am I the only one that finds it ironic that the biggest driver towards peace and co-operation in the Middle East at the moment is a rogue theocracy?

And an incompetent, out of his depth, charlatan.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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And an incompetent, out of his depth, charlatan.

Hey - maybe he does deserve his peace prize after all.
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Am I the only one that finds it ironic that the biggest driver towards peace and co-operation in the Middle East at the moment is a rogue theocracy?

SA and Israel have one big thing in common. A growing mistrust of the US. An attack by Israel from SA bases without prior knowledge or involvement of the US would be a well deserved slap in the face

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SA and Israel have one big thing in common. A growing mistrust of the US. An attack by Israel from SA bases without prior knowledge or involvement of the US would be a well deserved slap in the face

Iran is a threat to both of them. Israel, for obvious reasons. SA because they control the two holiest sites in Islam and that is not to be accepted.

The Saudi Royal family, who control everything, are pretty much live and let live as far as Israel goes. Their supporters, not so much, but they'll grudgingly accept the decision.

But true that neither trust the USA any more.
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SA and Israel have one big thing in common. A growing mistrust of the US.

Most of the world has that in common.


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