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The Justification for a Saudi Nuclear Bomb

March 19, 2018
By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

The Saudi crown prince dropped a significant bombshell when he announced that Saudi Arabia having a nuclear bomb was certain if Iran built its own bomb. Before this week, Saudi Arabia had followed one of two strategies in order to prevent Iran from possessing nuclear weapons; either through international pressure and negotiations, or through relying on the international community support, which we know we cannot depend on. Saudi policy has changed now, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chose a US television channel, CBS, to announce the new policy before his meeting with US President Donald Trump. His statement has had repercussions in Washington, where positions are usually divided.
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