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Israel to use Jordan's airspace to monitor and attack Syria's chemical weapons

February 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has decided to allow Israel to use its airspace to monitor the situation in Syria and attack the country’s chemical weapons facilities, French newspaper Le Figaro published on its website on Monday.


The newspaper said that the King took this decision during US President Barack Obama’s visit to Jordan last month. Israel would attack Syria’s chemical weapons stock if the need arose, the newspaper explained.

The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported a Jordanian source in Amman saying that Jordan’s King and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have meet several times during the previous months for talks over the Syrian dossier.

The source added, according to Haaretz, that Israel asked for a green light from Jordan to attack Syria’s chemical weapons stocks. This news has not been confirmed by either Jordanian or Israeli officials.