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…

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  • Frances

    Have heard they are in discussions with Pakistan and/or North Korea.

    • tom_billesley

      Saudi Arabia has already obtained nuclear weapon technology from Abdul Qadeer Khan’s programme in Pakistan, as did Iran, North Korea and Gaddafi’s Libya.

  • eMan14

    Obama Omy! Welcome to your nightmare.

    • Alain

      I think it is all part of the plan rather than a nightmare.

  • Alain

    No Islamic country should have nuclear weapons, and it is already bad enough that Pakistan has them. Islam is a death cult unlike the Soviet Union, which was bad enough. However the Soviets had no desire to meet their own death, which prevented them from using their nuclear weapons on the West. Muslims do not have the idea of self-preservation as we continue to see with their suicide bombers. Those who worship death must not have access to nuclear weapons.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Obama is prying open Pandora’s box. All of this could have been avoided by giving Israel, Saudi Arabia and any other country feeling threatened by Iran a seat at the conference table, but the “great powers” feel their greatness threatened if they did so.

  • Jim Horne

    Who thinks that the Saudis may already have nuclear weapons or at the very least have them on order for delivery shortly after the Iranians get a deal?