Saudi FM on Nukes

Speaking of countries in the Middle East without nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal was on the Charlie Rose show recently and discussed the likelihood that Riyadh would go nuclear.

In response to Rose’s assertion/question: “So if Iran has nuclear weapons, then Saudi Arabia will have nuclear weapons,” Saud al-Faisal replied

bq. No, Saudi Arabia has decided, out of a national — its own national policy consideration not to go through that route. But this does not say — mean that no other countries in the Middle East will do so.

This is, of course, what the Saudis would likely say whether or not they were thinking about nukes, but still…

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