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Saudi Arabia 'targeting Iran and Israel'

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Images analysed by experts at IHS Jane's Intelligence Review has revealed a hitherto undisclosed surface-to-surface missile base deep in the Saudi desert, with capabilities for hitting both countries.

Analysts who examined the photos spotted two launch pads with markings pointing north-west towards Tel Aviv and north-east towards Tehran. They are designed for Saudi Arabia's arsenal of lorry-launched DF 3 missiles, which have a range of 1,500-2,500 miles and can carry a two-ton payload.

The base, believed to have been built within the last five years, gives an insight into Saudi strategic thinking at a time of heightened tensions in the Gulf.

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Playing "Lotsa enemy lotsa honor?"

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Clearly they're misunderstood, they're there for defence and for science. because the Saudis are a bastion of honest democracy in a region of the world riven by tyrants and demagogues. Why else would they be one of Americas closest allies in the region?

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Unless they have nukes or chem/bio then it's pretty much a non-issue. One installation is very easy to take out. Not surprising at all that they would have some missile capability in this region.

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