Saudis May Go Nuclear to Counter Iran Despite Deal

Washington’s reassurances that the framework nuclear deal reached Thursday will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb may not be enough to keep Saudi Arabia from taking increasingly bold steps to counter Tehran.

And there are new warnings that one of those steps could include transforming the kingdom into a nuclear power, perhaps overnight.

“The Saudi Arabian leadership has said that Saudi Arabia will go nuclear,” said former U.S. ambassador Mark Wallace, now the chief executive officer at the Counter Extremism Project and co-founder of United Against Nuclear Iran [UANI]. “That may be as easy as paying for and taking delivery of a bomb from Pakistan.”

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