New details on Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities emerge
Report on U.S. intel raising more questions
- Duration 4:32
- Date Aug 10, 2012
Report on U.S. intel raising more questions
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And -- a Fox News alert on troubling developments out of the mideast where is -- media now says that Iran may be entering the zone of immunity the point where an attack on its nuclear facilities would be meaningless.
Because the rogue nation would already have the know how to build a bomb.
Right now three major headlines out of Israel less than 24 hours after reports that Iran is closer to obtaining nuclear weapons in the US ever imagined.
First a -- is really official reportedly believes that this situation with the -- is more tense than what.
Israel faced in the days leading up to the 1967.
Which reconfigured the balance of power in the Middle East in Israel's favor a second report.
Saying Saudi Arabia will intercept any Israeli fighter jets trying to reach -- -- through Saudi airspace and finally.
A third report saying the saudis to use the US to inform Israel its airspace would be close to Israel for any attack on Iran.
And that would -- -- -- logistical challenge to Israel while limiting one the potential flight -- Fox -- national security analysts KT McFarland is host of Fox News lies Defcon three joins us like Katie good to CEO and -- Are we make of the reports regarding the Saudi airspace and -- -- that really intended to be a message for.
-- I think was definitely intended to be a message to Israel which is don't do anything now.
The should think about this -- it's very complicated with a lot of different moving parts think this is a -- a three man race one of the runners as Israel.
And Israel says we are gonna make sure that we stop -- a -- an attempt to get nuclear weapons.
-- may -- honor that was Iran with nuclear weapons can they get to the finish line.
Before Israel stops them or -- felt frankly the American election and the third router in this race is the administration has the United States as will all.
The election happen before there's another war in the Middle East because.
He but I want another war in the Middle East and once a -- and -- stars it will drag the United States in no matter who starts at.
Because if Israel starts that they can't finish -- the United States has to finish all right so what are he's.
Interest in being allied with Iran is it simply that they just don't wanna see anything erupt there.
We're really right to ask that question because Saudi -- a key player in this Saudi Arabia's officials are telling us privately.
-- -- this Iranian nuclear sites.
Because the last thing Saudi Arabia wants is a powerful Iran its neighbor the last thing Saudi Arabia wants is a powerful -- with nuclear weapons.
And Iran which is going to use its nuclear prowess to control the entire region so privately the year that the saudis are encouraging the United States -- anybody else take out Iran's size.
Publicly though they've got to say we will be top where an Arab country where Muslim country will make sure that we will not let Israel.
Attack Iran and whether they would do it in an actual conflict situation I think is another story.
Cumbersome what other -- be for Israel.
If they had to -- that airspace well it's interesting because they would their three -- as you've shown in the map.
That one must direct route of course is the one that's going to be the most complicated for them politically but there are other routes now firm is owners point of view.
It's got to do a couple of things to reach -- run you know Israel has -- The Syrian nuclear sites its bond and other parts of the nearby region but it's never gone as far as around why.
It's a thousand miles this -- aircraft that Israel has -- can make a round trip.
All the way to our running back so they have to refuel in the air they don't have a lot of refueling in the air abilities the other thing I've got to do is whether they go with Turkey whether they go.
Over Iraq whether they go over.
Saudi Arabia or Kuwait they got -- would they had those countries air defense systems -- the Israeli aircraft to make it -- drop the bomb -- come back.
It's very complicated logistically it doesn't make it impossible but it makes it very complicated that's why I think that one of the most important relationships that Israel and the United States have.
And then next year -- two is the relationship between the president states and the prime minister of Israel.
Because -- the president the -- -- says Israel don't attack will help you will take care but we'll let sanctions work will stop Iran.
Will the prime minister of Israel believe it or will the prime minister of Israel say we cannot afford a nuclear Iran and America -- you're not gonna act.
We're gonna have to act along.
The clock is ticking -- my -- always good to see thank you so much -- -- -- -- -- --