War Prep? — Israel setting up Saudi base for Iran raid?

Some analysts skeptical of Iranian claim about preparation for attack

msnbc.com news services
updated 6/26/2010 11:32:42 PM ET msnbc.msn.com

An Iranian allegation that Saudi Arabia is allowing Israel to use its terroritory in preparation for attacking Iran nuclear sites has stirred a flurry of reports in the Israeli media.

The allegation could not be independently confirmed, and the Saudis deny cooperating with the Israeli military.

The Jerusalem Post website on Sunday said reports that the Israeli military had established a base in Saudi Arabia originated with Iranian and Israeli news outlets. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Ha’aretz were among Israeli media carrying the reports credited to Fars, the semi-official Iranian news agency. The Fars report was also picked up buy international outlets such as UPI.

The reports said the Israeli base is about five miles from Tabuk in northwest Saudi Arabia.

The Islam Times said Israeli airplanes landed at an international airport and Israeli soldiers unloaded military equipment on June 18 and 19. Saudi officials canceled commercial air traffic and, one traveler told the Islam Times, paid to put up passengers in nearby four-star hotels to prevent them from expressing anger.

Tabuk, the closest Saudi city to Israel, is just south of Jordan, the Post said.

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