Israelis prepping for Iran attack?

JERUSALEM, June 24 (UPI) -- Israeli air force helicopters landed at a Saudi Arabian airport to offload equipment meant to target a regional state, Iranian media claims.

Iran's semiofficial Fars News Agency said Israeli aircraft landed at a Saudi airport last week. The report said Riyadh canceled several flights to accommodate the Israelis, describing the incident as "suspicious military activity."


Israel's Haaretz newspaper reports the incident follows accounts of an American fleet in the Suez Canal, prompting fears of a pending military strike on Iran.

Both allegations followed a similar report in The Times of London dated June 13 that said Riyadh has carried out military tests to stand down to make room for Israeli bombers en route to Iran.

"The Saudis have given their permission for the Israelis to pass over and they will look the other way," a U.S. defense source told the British newspaper on condition of anonymity.

The Saudi Embassy in Washington said the allegations were categorically false.

The Times report said the main targets of any Israeli military raid would be uranium facilities in Natanz and the holy city of Qom, gas storage systems in Isfahan and a heavy-water reactor in Arak.


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