Saudi Arabia could attempt to obtain a nuclear weapon unless negotiations with Iran produce a “watertight” agreement over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, the Saudi ambassador to the UK has warned.
Prince Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz al-Saud said he hoped negotiations with Iran would lead to a “guarantee Iran will not pursue this kind of weapon”, but that “if this does not happen, then all options will be on the table for Saudi Arabia”.
Prince Mohammed said that Saudi Arabia commended the current diplomatic efforts, but reiterated a Saudi warning that if left unchecked Iran’s activities will spark nuclear proliferation across the region.
Last month unnamed US officials were quoted as saying Saudi Arabia had already put in motion a plan to buy an “off the shelf” nuclear weapon from Pakistan. Saudi Arabia is believed to have helped fund its ally’s nuclear programme, which began back in the 1970s.
Full article: Saudi Arabia ‘could go nuclear’ unless Iran talks lead to ‘watertight’ agreement warns ambassador (The Independent)