Saudi Arabia says it won’t rule out building nuclear weapons

Stupid #GlobalZero is #TheNxtBgThng #giggls

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It is not something we would discuss publicly’ – Saudi Arabia will not rule out building or acquiring nuclear weapons, the country’s ambassador to the United States has indicated.  Asked whether Saudi Arabia would ever build nuclear weapons in an interview with US news channel CNN, Adel Al-Jubeir said the subject was “not something we would discuss publicly”.

Western intelligence agencies believe that the Saudi monarchy paid for up to 60% of Pakistan’s nuclear programme in return for the ability to buy warheads for itself at short notice, the Guardian newspaper reported in 2010.  In 2012 the Saudi Arabian government threatened to acquire nuclear weapons were neighbouring regional power Iran ever to do so.

In 2012 the Saudi Arabian government threatened to acquire nuclear weapons were neighbouring regional power Iran ever to do so.  The ambassador’s reticence to rule out a military nuclear programme may reignite concerns that the autocratic…

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