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Saudi official: Riyadh will seek nukes if Iran gets them

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posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 05:40 PM
Looks like more pressure to do something about Iran:

From the article itself: Saudi Arabia would be forced to seek nuclear weapons if Iran became nuclear-armed, the Guardian quoted a senior Saudi official as saying on Wednesday.

"We cannot live in a situation where Iran has nuclear weapons and we don't. It's as simple as that," the official said. "If Iran develops a nuclear weapon, that will be unacceptable to us and we will have to follow suit," the official said, clarifying an earlier statement from Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal.

Faisal had told NATO officials that Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon

"would compel Saudi Arabia … to pursue policies which could lead to untold and possibly dramatic consequences".

The document says that the Saudi foreign minister called for "severe US and international sanctions on Iran, including a travel ban and further restrictions on bank lending." It added that, "the foreign minister also stated that the use of military pressure against Iran should not be ruled out."


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posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 06:20 PM
this is a scary prospect i think, when one gets somthing the next want it as well

the more countrys with nuclear capabilitys the more chance of an all out nuclear war


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