Saudi Arabia refuses to rule out building nuclear weapons to counter Iranian aggression

Iran’s foreign minister has said the airstrikes in Yemen need to ‘stop and everybody has to encourage dialogue and reconciliation’

Saudi Arabia will not rule out building nuclear weapons to defend itself against Iran, its ambassador to the United States has said.

Adel Al-Jubeir told CNN the ‘kingdom of Saudi Arabia will take whatever measures are necessary to protect its security’.

Iranian officials are due to meet with world leaders to negotiate a relief in sanctions against the country in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear programme.

But Al-Jubeir claimed that other countries in the Middle East are ‘concerned’ about the prospect of Iran developing nuclear weapons.

The Gulf nation and its allies today launched airstrikes against Houthi rebels inside Yemen for a second day straight – in a move it claims protects its southern border from attack…