Israel and Saudi Arabia are coordinating policies to counter US détente with Iran
Associates of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday, Oct. 2,
leaked word to the media that high-ranking Gulf emirate officials had
recently visited Israel, signaling a further widening in the rift
between Israel and President Barack Obama over his outreach to Tehran.
These visits were in line with the ongoing exchanges Israel was holding
with Saudi and Gulf representatives to align their actions for
offsetting any potential American easing-up on Iran’s nuclear program.debkafile
reports that this is the first time Israel official sources have
publicly aired diplomatic contacts of this kind in the region. They also
reveal that Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf emirates have agreed to
synchronize their lobbying efforts in the US Congress to vote down the
Obama administration’s moves on Iran.
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