Posted 10.08.2012 07:50:35 UTC
Updated 10.08.2012 07:50:35 UTC
A surprising statement came from Saudi Arabia, which said that it will intercept Israeli fighter jets en route to Iran, a country that Saudi Arabia rarely supports and like in the case of Syria, opposes often on the International matters.
Amid the claims that an Israeli attack against Iran's nuclear facilities is imminent, the Riyadh administration made a surprise move with the statement telling the administration in Israel via the USA that "it will intercept Israeli jets en route to Iran".
Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported that since the message was communicated to Jerusalem via Obama administration, senior Israeli officials considered the move as a warning message from the USA not to launch a unilateral attack against Iran.
However, some different sources say Saudi Arabia, which uses American-made military jets, will only let Israeli planes use its airspace in an attack against Iran in case it is carried out in coordination with the USA.
Previously, US daily New York Times reported that if Israel acts alone, the logistical route of such an attack will have to be over Jordan or Iraq.
Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak denied the Yedioth Ahronoth report and said that no message regarding the matter has been communicated to the Israeli authorities by the USA.
Israeli Defense Minister Barak further added, "Saudi Arabia is a sovereign state which acts within the framework of its own understanding."