The former Saudi intelligence agency chief has announced that Riyadh may obtain nuclear weapons in line with plans to join “a nuclear arms race.”
Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was addressing a security forum in Riyadh on Monday, said, “It is our duty toward our nation and people to consider all possible options, including the possession of these weapons,” AFP reported.
“Our efforts and those of the world have failed to convince Israel to abandon its weapons of mass destruction,” Faisal added.
In June, Abdul Ghani Malibari, coordinator at the Saudi civil nuclear agency, had said that Riyadh plans to build 16 “civilian nuclear reactors” in the next two decades at a cost of 300 billion riyals (USD 80 billion).
Note by the editor: a logical next step. Only if all other nations, including Israel,disarms can we ‘prohibit’ other nations to seek nuclear arms.