Report: Saudi Arabia to consider acquiring nuclear weapons

December 6, 2011 17:31

Saudi Arabia will consider acquiring nuclear weapons, AFP reported a former Saudi intelligence chief as saying on Monday.

According to the report, Prince Turki al-Faisal - who was director general of the Saudi intelligence agency from 1977 to 2001 - told a Riyadh security forum that because efforts to convince Israel and Iran to forgo nuclear weapons failed, "it is our duty towards our nation and people to consider all possible options, including the possession of these weapons."

"A (nuclear) disaster befalling one of us would affect us all," continued Faisal.

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