Saudi Arabia has a surprising friend -- Israel’s Mossad -- in the covert fight against Iran, according to a new information dump by WikiLeaks.
In the Stratfor (a Texas-based global intelligence firm) emails leaked by WikiLeaks and obtained by the Beirut-based Al Akhbar newspaper, it was revealed the Saudi Arabia reached out to the Mossad, which assisted the Kingdom with, as Al Akhbar reports, “intelligence collection and advice on Iran.”
According to a source quoted in the emails, “Several enterprising Mossad officers, both past and present, are making a bundle selling the Saudis everything from security equipment, intelligence and consultation.”
The Stratfor emails are dated May 2, 2007 and chronicle a series of conversations between Stratfor VP for Counterterrorism Fred Burton and a handful of analysts on the alleged alliance.
The same source reportedly also said that the Saudis were “playing both sides of the fence -- with the jihadists and the Israelis -- for fear that the U.S. does not have a handle on either.”