Newspaper: Saudi Arabia buys the iron dome system from Israel[/ltr]
[ltr][rtl]Release date: 2018/9/12 18:29[/rtl] • [rtl]105 times read[/rtl][/ltr]
Diplomatic sources said that Riyadh had purchased the Iron Dome military defense system from Israel.
According to diplomatic sources, high-level diplomatic sources revealed a new development in the history of relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia that exceeded all the red lines that no one was allowed to overcome in the past to establish any relations or alliances with Israel.
The sources confirmed to "Gulf Online" that this development was the result of political consensus between Riyadh and Tel Aviv, where the mutual trust and developed to the military track, and the agreement between the two sides to exchange experiences and buy a system of heavy weapons and sophisticated.
Saudi Arabia has recently sought to buy Israel's anti-missile defense system and convinced the Israeli side to sell it through strong mediation by the United States during the secret tripartite meetings in Washington.
"At the beginning of the talks, Israel strongly rejected the sale of the Iron Dome system to any Arab country on the pretext that this poses a real threat to its security and interests in the region," the same diplomatic sources told Khaleej Online, which preferred not to reveal its identity to the sensitivity of the situation. Intervention from Washington, Israel agreed to sell the advanced system of Saudi Arabia.
She explained that the deal is likely to enter the implementation phase during the month of December this year, and will arrive in Riyadh the first system of the Iron Dome, and will be placed on the border with the State of Yemen, because of the intensity of rockets falling by the "Houthis" there, To the Israeli side and the US mediator.