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Report in Iran: Saudi Intelligence Head Met Mossad Chief

Citing a "well connected" source, Iran's Fars news claims the head of Saudi intelligence met in Geneva with Mossad chief Tamir Pardo.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 12/9/2013, 2:16 AM

Mossad chief Tamir Pardo
Mossad chief Tamir Pardo
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The Iranian Fars news agency claimed in a report on Sunday that the head of the Saudi intelligence service recently met with several senior Israeli security officials, including the head of the Israeli Mossad.

According to the report, the meeting took place in Geneva on November 27. Fars based its claims on a whistleblower with access to Saudi classified information, who was named by the news agency as Mujtahid. According to Fars, he "is well connected with the inner circles of the Saudi secret service" and revealed the details of the meeting on his Twitter account.

Mujtahid’s Tweet reportedly said that Prince Bandar and Israeli officials agreed on a number of crucial issues, including “containing Iran by any possible means, exercising stronger control over Syria’s Jihadist forces, sidelining Muslim Brotherhood and stopping the waves of the Arab Spring.”

The latest claim by Fars comes just several days after the same news agency reported that Israel and Saudi Arabia had teamed up to launch another virus, similar to the Stuxnet virus, against Iran's nuclear program.

In that report, the news agency cited an "informed source" who said that representatives sent by Prince Bandar and Mossad head Tamir Pardo met to agree on ways to “sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.”

That report also claimed that a meeting had taken place between the sides in Europe, but that time Fars claimed that the meeting had taken place in Vienna on November 24 - three days before the meeting which was described in Sunday’s report.

Both of these reports are unconfirmed, but come on the heels of a report in the British Sunday Times,  which recently claimed that Israel and Saudi Arabia may team up to fight Iran if talks between Iran and the West fail to curb Iran’s nuclear program.

Israel would carry out the actual airstrike, with Saudi Arabia providing technical support, the Sunday Times claimed.

Saudi Arabia later denied the report, clarifying it "has no relations or contacts with Israel of any kind or at any level.”