20679
S. Arabia Refuses to Rule Out Building Nuclear Weapons
International

S. Arabia Refuses to Rule Out Building Nuclear Weapons

Saudi Arabia will not rule out building or acquiring nuclear weapons, the country’s ambassador to the United States indicated.
Asked in an interview with US news channel CNN on whether Saudi Arabia would ever build nuclear weapons, Adel Al-Jubeir said the subject was “not something we would discuss publicly,” World Bulletin reported.
Pressed later on the issue, he said, “This is not something that I can comment on, nor would I comment on.”
According to The Independent, the ambassador’s reticence to rule out a military nuclear program may reignite concerns that the world’s largest oil producer has eyes on a nuclear arsenal.
The Saudi Arabian regime already possesses medium-range ballistic missiles in the form of the Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force. The kingdom also reportedly has advanced nuclear expertise in the form of a civilian nuclear program.
This is while it was announced on June 24 that Saudi Arabia will buy $12 billion worth of weapons systems and nuclear technologies from France.
Saudi Arabia spent $67 billion on weapons in 2013 and a projected $80 billion in 2014. With its war against Yemen, that spending could well exceed $100 billion in 2015.
Since 2000, the amount spent by the Saudis on weapon systems, training and defensive infrastructure may well approach $1 trillion.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/jBA1ls

You can also read ...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) met South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a historic border summit in April.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday his visit...
The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, on August 15.
Rescue workers combed through the rubble of Italy’s bridge...
Bolton to Meet Russian  Counterpart in Switzerland
US National security adviser John Bolton will travel to Geneva...
Saudi-UAE Air Raids Target Yemen’s Hodaida
Saudi-UAE coalition airstrikes on Yemen’s Hodaida province...
Ghazni Residents Emerge After Taliban Pushed From City
Afghan forces appeared to have finally pushed Taliban fighters...
Pennsylvania Priests Abused Over 1,000 Children
Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested...
Westminster Crash Terror Suspect Named
The man being held on suspicion of terrorism after the...

Trending

Googleplus