Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Did China Sell Nuclear Missile Technology To Saudi Arabia?

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) talks with Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz during their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 10, 2009. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

Former CIA Analyst Alleges China-Saudi Nuclear Deal -- Spy Talk/Washington Post

A former CIA officer who managed intelligence reports on Saudi Arabia has sent an uncleared manuscript to congressional offices claiming that China supplied nuclear missiles to the kingdom early in the George W. Bush administration.

“I believe the People’s Republic of China delivered a turn-key nuclear ballistic missile system to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the course of several years beginning no later than December 2003,” writes Jonathan Scherck in a self-published book, “Patriot Lost,” which he provided to SpyTalk on Monday.

Read more ....

Update #1: China Sold Nuclear Missiles to Saudi Arabia, Ex-CIA Officer Claims -- Global Security Newswire
Update #2: Saudi Missile Claims -- Arms Control Wonk

My Comment: China sells missile weapon systems/technology to Saudi Arabia .... I say .... so what. Saudi Arabia wants to upgrade their missile stock .... why not buy from the Chinese who are probably selling them at a good price. As to selling nuclear weapons technology .... I doubt that the Chinese would even contemplate doing that, let alone selling it with their nuclear capable missiles.

Then again .... I guess I will have to wait for Jonathan Scherck's book.

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