Thursday, May 31, 2012

If They Get Nuclear Weapons, We Will Get Nuclear Weapons

King Says Saudi Arabia Would Need Nukes to Counter Iran Arsenal: Ross -- Global Security Newswire

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said in 2009 his nation would move to produce nuclear weapons if Iran established an atomic arsenal, Haaretz on Wednesday quoted a former top Obama administration adviser on the Middle East as saying (see GSN, Jan. 26).

“If they get nuclear weapons, we will get nuclear weapons,” Dennis Ross quoted Abdullah as saying during talks in April 2009. Ross, speaking on Tuesday at a book event in New York City, said he had responded by warning of the spread of nuclear weapons. Abdullah then simply restated that "If they get nuclear weapons, we will get nuclear weapons," according to the veteran U.S. diplomat (see GSN, March 23).

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My Comment: My gut is telling me that the Saudi King is not bluffing.

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