Saudi Arabia says it helped defend Israel against Iran’s retaliatory attack on April 14

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi Arabia acknowledged that it had helped the newly forged regional military coalition — Israel, the United States, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and France — repel an Iranian’s retaliatory attack against the Jewish state early Sunday morning, according to a story on an Israeli public radio KAN News.

The story spoke of the Saudi involvement in the military defensive operation in which 99% of the Iranian drones and missiles were destroyed before hitting their targets.

Many of the drones and missiles had to travel over Jordanian and Saudi airspace to reach Israel.

The post referenced a KAN News story detailing Saudi involvement in the military operation, which effectively neutralised 99% of the Iranian drones and missiles before they could reach their targets.

The statement highlighted that many of these drones and missiles had traversed Jordanian and Saudi airspace en route to Israel, underlining the strategic geographic positions these nations hold.

Jordan has been vocal about its participation, but until now, Saudi Arabia had only obliquely hinted at its involvement. The royal family’s website shared insights from a Saudi royal family source, who admitted to the kingdom’s actions against “any suspicious entity” traversing its airspace.

The same source criticised Iran for stirring conflict in Gaza, which they claim aims to derail progressing “normalisation talks with Israel”. The source condemned Iran as a nation that supports “terrorism”, arguing that the international community should have taken stronger actions against Tehran sooner.

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