posted on Jan, 17 2004 @ 05:34 PM
Saudi's are apparently getting help from Pakistan on obtaining expertise and technology. This report contradicts imformation put out by the
whitehouse saying no attempt was being made by the Saudi's to get the bomb.
The U.S. intelligence community has concluded Saudi Arabia intends to acquire nuclear weapons, the intelligence newsletter Geostrategy-Direct reports.
The intelligence community regards Saudi Arabia as being next in line to acquire nuclear weapons, the report said. The council asserted the United
States would have more difficulty in handling Saudi Arabia, a leading exporter of crude oil, than it would have with Libya and Syria.
The U.S. intelligence community assessment of Saudi Arabia contrasts with statements by administration spokesmen that the kingdom would not seek to
acquire nuclear weapons. That assertion, by the White House and State Department, came in October after Saudi Arabia was reported to have signed a
nuclear cooperation agreement with Pakistan.
If the Saudi's were successful with a program to build atomic weapons the political dynamics in the middle east would be radically changed.
[Edited on 17-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]