Saudi Arabia Denies Reports Regarding Israeli Use Of Its Airspace

July 6, 2009

Saudi Arabia today denied a British newspaper report that it had contacts with Israel or gave it permission to use Saudi airspace for any hostile activities.

In a statement issued in Jeddah, "Saudi Arabia totally and categorically denies accounts published by a British newspaper regarding contacts with Israel or permission to use Saudi airspace for any hostile activities."  The statemenet added that Saudi Arabia "is greatly puzzled by the publication of this false information, which directly contradicts the established, firm and clear policies of the Saudi government" regarding relations with Israel and the Kingdom’s "prohibition against the use of its territories or airspace for aggression against another nation.”

Press release

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