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Arab states are seeking nuclear weapons to counter Iran, Israel warns

Israel has picked up signs of the beginning of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East as Arab states seek nuclear weapons to counter Iran, the Israeli defence minister has warned.

Moshe Ya’alon said Sunni Arab nations were not reassured by last year’s nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and were making their own preparations for nuclear weapons.

“We see signs that countries in the Arab world are preparing to acquire nuclear weapons, that they are not willing to sit quietly with Iran on brink of a nuclear or atomic bomb,” Mr Ya’alon said.

  • Millie_Woods

    Not sure if this is a feature or a bug of the Iranian deal.

  • I would say watch the train wreck but this could be bad… for us.

  • Jan Morrissy

    wow. Who could’ve predicted this?

    • Minicapt

      Those who pointed out that the Saudis probably financed the Pakistani nuke program, 20 years ago?


  • canminuteman

    I don’t see a problem. Lets get them to nuke each other.

  • None of this would have happened if the Israel government had attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities 10 years ago, and destroyed them, saying to hell with the procrastination demanded by the US and EU. It was clear from the start they were being led on, but chose to comply for the sake of ‘looking good’. So Iran has grown and grown in legitimacy and military power, not to mention now riches. Israel’s successive governments have knowingly put Israel and its whole people at risk. Modern Western governments are all wimps, who have lost the courage and determination required to protect their populations from attackers.