Sunday, February 25, 2007

Rumors: IAF getting overflight permissions

These are just rumors, but I will report them anyways. Just a reminder that the Telegraph has been quite nutso about Israel and Iran in past reports (remember the one about Israel about to nuke Iran?) Half of this report comes from them. But the other half comes from Haaretz.

May God grant us all peace.

Via LGF:

The Telegraph has a report today that Israel has been seeking an “all clear” from the United States for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities: Israel seeks all clear for Iran air strike.

But an even more interesting report at Haaretz from a Kuwaiti newspaper says that Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to let their air space be used by the IAF too: Report: 3 Gulf states agree to IAF overflights en route to Iran.

Three Arab states in the Persian Gulf would be willing to allow the Israel Air force to enter their airspace in order to reach Iran in case of an attack on its nuclear facilities, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Siyasa reported on Sunday.

According to the report, a diplomat from one of the gulf states visiting Washington on Saturday said the three states, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, have told the United States that they would not object to Israel using their airspace, despite their fear of an Iranian response.

Al-Siyasa further reported that NATO leaders are urging Turkey to open its airspace for an Attack on Iran as well and to also open its airports and borders in case of a ground attack.

According to a British diplomat who spoke to an Al-Siyasa correspondent, Turkey will not repeat the mistake it made in 2003, when it refused to open its airspace to U.S. Air Force overflights en route to attacking Iraq.


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