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Saudi and Israeli military officials meet in Jerusalem

February 10, 2014 at 10:44 am

A senior Saudi military delegation has secretly visited Israel and discussed issues related to Iran’s nuclear programme, Israeli sources revealed on Monday.

According to Israeli radio, Deputy Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia, Amir Salman bin-Sultan and two other officers secretly visited Israel.

The trip by Bin-Sultan, Saudi Intelligence Services Chief’s brother, was reported by the Jerusalem based newspaper al-Manar. It reported the information as coming from “confidential sources.”

“The Saudi delegation,” the sources said, “met Israeli security leaders and Bin-Sultan visited one of the military Israeli bases accompanied by a senior member of the Israeli staff board.”

Israeli radio did not confirm the news from other sources, but it reported that many newspapers have recently covered meetings between Saudi and Israeli military officials.

Earlier this week, Iranian newspapers reported that Saudi and Israeli military officials met in a third country.

Riyadh has previously denied a report by the British Sunday Times, which referred to Saudi-Israeli cooperation in preparation for an attack on Iran’s nuclear programme.