Saudi Arabia to Acquire Nuclear Weapons to Counter Iran
Saudi Arabia will try, but she will not succeed. Unless the Ayatollahs are already one step ahead with a few A-Bombs of their own up their sleeve, I don’t believe that Tehran would be careless enough to conduct any tests on Iranian soil. Besides, it seems to me that North Korea has already conducted most of Iran’s nuclear tests for them, with one more possibly in store …
In the event of a successful Iranian nuclear test, Riyadh would immediately launch a twin-track nuclear weapons program.
Warheads would be purchased off the shelf from abroad, with work on a new ballistic missile platform getting under way to build an immediate deterrent, according to Saudi sources.
At the same time, the Saudi kingdom would upgrade its planned civil nuclear program to include a military dimension, beginning uranium enrichment to develop weapons-grade material in the long term.
Saudi officials emphasise that Riyadh has no military nuclear program at present and will continue to lobby for nuclear disarmament across the region.
But the Saudi government accepts privately that there is no chance of Israel surrendering its undeclared arsenal of warheads, and Riyadh is determined to match Tehran if its arch enemy in the Gulf goes nuclear.” Read more.
Flashback: Former Ambassador John Bolton: Iran May Be Much Closer to a Nuclear Bomb Than the World Realizes – “A report that Iran is about a year away from having the capability to build a nuclear bomb may be too optimistic, contended John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. ‘I worry the publicly available information is giving only a very small picture and that Iran is actually even much further along,’ Bolton said today in a radio interview. Bolton was on ‘Aaron Klein Investigative Radio’ on New York’s WABC Radio… Reacting to the one-year timeline, Bolton stated, ‘I think it can be even less than that.’” Read more.