Riyadh denies permission to Air India to fly to Tel Aviv over Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Wednesday denied reports in various media claiming that Riyadh had given Air India permission to fly over its airspace from Delhi to Ben-Gurion, Israel, thereby cutting its flight time from eight to six hours.
9 thoughts on “Riyadh denies permission to Air India to fly to Tel Aviv over Saudi Arabia”
What’s the problem?
they want a comprehensive peace deal with al arabs aND ISRAEL , I GESS
Mission pretty impossible in these circumstances, thus the maneuvers, I guess…
If true then Saudis are still afraid of the Islamists which is not good. Good politicians lead, they don’t follow!
So much for the detente between Israel and “moderate” regimes, if such ever had existed.
The title can be misleading. The body of the news report states that Riyadh “denied reports in various media claiming that Riyadh had given Air India permission to fly ”
According to this they denied reports.
The title however states: “Riyadh denies permission”, making it sound as though they denied (refused) permission for the flight.
Why Riyadh would give permission and then deny that they did is the typical tactics of these regimes that want to solicit Israeli support against Iran (give permission), but don’t want to appear as though they are betraying the anti-Israel position that they have brainwashed their people into adopting (deny reports that they gave permission).
What non-muslim in their right mind gets on a plane that flies over Islamic countries, or has an Islamic flight crew or operator. I mean doh…