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‘Saudi Arabia may join nuclear arms race’

Posted By admin On December 6, 2011 @ 3:59 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
December 6, 2011

Saudi Arabia may consider acquiring nuclear weapons to match regional rivals Israel and Iran, its former intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal said on Monday.

“Our efforts and those of the world have failed to convince Israel to abandon its weapons of mass destruction, as well as Iran… therefore it is our duty towards our nation and people to consider all possible options, including the possession of these weapons,” Faisal told a security forum in Riyadh.

“A (nuclear) disaster befalling one of us would affect us all,” said Faisal.

Israel is widely held to possess hundreds of nuclear missiles, which it neither confirms nor denies, while the West accuses Iran of seeking an atomic bomb, a charge the Islamic Republic rejects.

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[2] Saudi Arabia urges US attack on Iran to stop nuclear programme: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-arabia-urges-us-attack-on-iran-to-stop-nuclear-programme.html

[3] Former UN ambassador says nuclear threat is now a ‘clear and present danger’ as Iran warns Saudi Arabia not to help the West: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-un-ambassador-says-nuclear-threat-is-now-a-clear-and-present-danger-as-iran-warns-saudi-arabia-not-to-help-the-west.html

[4] Iran could spark Mideast nuclear arms race: British FM: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-could-spark-mideast-nuclear-arms-race-british-fm.html

[5] Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-arabia-gives-israel-clear-skies-to-attack-iranian-nuclear-sites.html

[6] Riyadh will build nuclear weapons if Iran gets them, Saudi prince warns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/riyadh-will-build-nuclear-weapons-if-iran-gets-them-saudi-prince-warns.html

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