Saudi Arabian officials told European lawmakers during private talks that they may be willing to cooperate with Israel on the Iranian nuclear issue, and could even allow the Israeli Air Force to use its air space for a possible air strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, Israel’s Channel 2 reported Tuesday.
“The Saudi authorities are completely coordinated with Israel on all matters related to Iran,” Channel 2 reported the unnamed European official as saying on Tuesday, reported The Jerusalem Post.
“The Saudis have declared their readiness for the Israeli Air Force to overfly Saudi airspace en route to attack Iran if an attack is necessary,” the report said.
Saudi Arabia’s eastern Persian Gulf border is only about 100 miles from Iran’s Bushehr nuclear site.
The agreement does come with strings attached, though. Before Saudi Arabia will allow Israel to use its airspace, officials said that Israel needs to demonstrate “some sign of progress” in the ongoing peace talks on the issue of Palestinian statehood, reported the Jerusalem Post.