Saudi Arabia’s Coasts: Backyard of Israeli Fighter Jets, Submarines

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli submarines and fighter jets are readily observed in the coasts of Saudi Arabia, especially after the start of military strikes against Yemen, foreign diplomats said.

Diplomats were quoted as saying by al-Manar news website on Saturday that Israel and Saudi Arabia inked a secret agreement decades ago which keep the Saudi coasts open to Israeli fighter jets and submarines.

According to the report, the Israeli fighter jets, specially its surveillance and spy aircraft, which are equipped with early warning systems, haven’t left the Saudi coasts since the start of Riyadh-led airstrikes against Yemen a month ago.

Many regional officials had also earlier revealed collaboration among the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia in the aggression against Yemen.

In relevant remarks, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined earlier this month that Washington and Tel Aviv are the main supporters of the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen.

“Yemen is under the criminal assaults of Saudi Arabia, the US and Israel …,” Brigadier General Dehqan said, addressing the Fourth International Security Meeting in Moscow.

He noted that the US and Israel were trying to compensate for their political and military defeats by waging proxy wars in the region.

Yet, the Iranian defense minister said that the US and “the Zionist regime” as well as their regional allies had failed to achieve their

“We are witnessing the spread of the ISIL to Afghanistan and Pakistan to join the Taliban and the Al-Qaeda that have been in those countries since many years ago,” Brigadier General Dehqan warned, demanding collective action to stop the spread and growth of terrorism in the region.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for the last 31 days in a move to restore power to fugitive President Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has claimed the lives of around 2,900 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left thousands of people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

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