In a very smart move, Saudi Arabia has cleared air space for Israeli Air Force or missiles to cross their airspace to get to Iran's nuclear sites. In fact, they have "conducted tests" to make sure their own air defenses are standing down. See a video below.
In the week that the UN Security Council imposed a new round of sanctions on Tehran, defence sources in the Gulf say that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use a narrow corridor of its airspace in the north of the country to shorten the distance for a bombing run on Iran.
To ensure the Israeli bombers pass unmolested, Riyadh has carried out tests to make certain its own jets are not scrambled and missile defence systems not activated. Once the Israelis are through, the kingdom’s air defences will return to full alert.
“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.”No one in the Middle East feels safe from the Iranian Mullahs, although most will not speak out about it:
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.It's an interesting article, with info about specific Iranian nuclear targets. Update 11:30 p.m 6-12-10. YNetNews reports that Saudia Arabia denies the Times report on airspace clearance. I guess I would deny it too, if I were running things there. I noted in the Times article, said "The Times can reveal."