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Military spokesman warns Iranian-backed rebels will soon have missiles capable of reaching bases in Israel.
"Saudi Arabia is a hostile country and we must ensure that Israel’s qualitative military edge is preserved."
A State Department official told JTA in a statement that the embassy had taken the video from the social media account of a private Saudi citizen without realizing that Israel had been edited out.
The courting of Israel comes against the backdrop of the rise and fall of IS in the region and the frustration of Sunni regimes with their inability to topple Bashar Assad in Syria.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The Iran nuclear deal has dramatically shifted Middle Eastern geopolitical tectonic plates, and has heralded a new reality in which Sunni Arabs need Israel more than ever.
By AARON KLEIN
A report by the UK’s Sunday Times that the Saudis have reached out to its ally Pakistan to acquire “off-the-shelf” atomic weapons is hardly surprising under the circumstances.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Saudi Arabia has resisted standards on reprocessing spent fuel and enriching uranium, two potential paths to making nuclear weapons.
The US role has now expanded in size and scope, involving more detailed "vetting" of targeting information prepared by the Saudis, with a particular interest in helping the Saudis to avoid civilian casualties, according to the US officials.
"If you have a situation where one of our partners like Saudi Arabia is threatened from external aggression let’s say through Iran we will come to their defense.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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