Saudi official: Riyadh will seek nukes if Iran gets them

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June 29, 2011 23:43

 
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Saudi Arabia would be forced to seek nuclear weapons if Iran became nuclear-armed, the Guardian quoted a senior Saudi official as saying on Wednesday.

"We cannot live in a situation where Iran has nuclear weapons and we don't. It's as simple as that," the official said. "If Iran develops a nuclear weapon, that will be unacceptable to us and we will have to follow suit," the official said, clarifying an earlier statement from Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal.

Faisal had told NATO officials that Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon "would compel Saudi Arabia … to pursue policies which could lead to untold and possibly dramatic consequences".

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