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May 30, 2012 7:00 am

Report: Iranian Development of Nuclear Bomb Will Drive Saudi Arabia to Go Nuclear

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Former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross said May 29 that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has warned the U.S. that if Iran obtains nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia will also try to acquire them.

“If they get nuclear weapons, we will get nuclear weapons,” Ross recalled King Abdullah telling him in 2009.

According to Haaretz, Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador to Washington, had warned senior NATO military officials that an Iranian nuclear bomb “would compel Saudi Arabia…to pursue policies which could lead to untold and possibly dramatic consequences.”

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  • rayane

    the Arab street, those who can overthrow dictators, they are afraid of the Israeli nuclear missiles, pointed in their direction. Arab Street is not afraid of Iran and its rudimentary program. this old monkey Saudi dictator, who does not allow womens to drive a car, or even leave the house without the husband permission speaks only for himself

  • larry wasserman

    It is beyond belief that the United States has not yet put a halt to the Iranian nuclear
    threat. Iranian has stated on more than one occasion it wishes to annihilate Israel —
    the only democracy in the middle east. A nuclear Iran also threatens it’s other middle
    eastern neighbors and the world’s oil supply. Iran is run by a heartless, repressive
    regime that is perfectly fine with sanctions impoverishing its people. If Iran, like North
    Korea, gains possession of a nuclear weapon, those that allowed it to happen will have
    changed the face of the middle east and the world forever.

  • Is it possible for one of these “reports” on Riyadh’s nuclear weapons intentions to also examine the current status of Saudi Arabia’s ballistic missile arsenal? For example, if we in the West are lead to believe–as we are–that a North Korean missile test is necessarily tied to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program, why such indifference as to the type of delivery system the Saudis might employ to counter an Iranian capability? You must have both, after all–a warhead and a missile. A more holistic approach could be very illuminating.