Saudi Arabia Publicly Acknowledges Defending Israel From Iranian Attacks: Reports
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman attends a session on ‘Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment’ as part of the G20 summit in New Delhi on September 9, 2023. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia reportedly publicly acknowledged on Monday that it helped defend Israel from an unprecedented attack over the weekend from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The U.S., U.K., France, Jordan, U.A.E., and Saudi Arabia all participated in assisting Israel in repelling a combination of more than 300 missiles and drones.

A source from the Saudi royal family insinuated to KAN News that Saudi Arabia was involved in “thwarting Iranian attack drones bound for Israel the previous evening, citing that Saudi Arabian airspace automatically intercepts ‘any suspicious entity,'” according to the post on the royal family’s website highlighted by The Jerusalem Post.

The post then accused Iran of pushing Hamas to launch its attack on October 7 to derail efforts by Israel and Saudi Arabia to normalize relations.

“The same figure takes a swing at Iran, accusing them of instigating a conflict in Gaza. This, they suggest, is a deliberate attempt to unravel the progress established towards normalizing relations with Israel,” the post continued. “In the words of the official, as put forth by Kan, ‘Iran is a nation that endorses terrorism, and the world should have curtailed it much earlier.'”


The barrage from Iran was among the largest in modern history, The Wall Street Journal reported, noting that when Russia invaded Ukraine, a country 20 times larger than Israel, it only fired up to 200 missiles and drones.

“Iran was testing the missile-defense system, the resolve of the regional countries, the resolve of the United States,” said Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) in Washington. “Out of all of this comes a great risk. When two powerful parties engage in direct hostility, no one knows where this thing goes.”

Israel is expected to soon retaliate against Iran. It has a wide range of options in its playbook, which includes cyberattacks, military strikes, elimination of key figures, covert operations, and more.

Create a free account to join the conversation!

Already have an account?

Log in

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Saudi Arabia Publicly Acknowledges Defending Israel From Iranian Attacks: Reports