Posted By LambChop
From BBC Newsnight:
It looks like Saudi Arabia really does mean what they say. The BBC has numerous sources that confirm Saudi Arabia’s investments in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and with these investments, the sources believe that the Saudis can acquire nuclear devices at will.
This is a game changer. Saudi Arabia has lost faith in the Obama administration due to the schizophrenic Middle East policy and made their rejection of Obama’s laissez faire policy towards Iran’s unencumbered quest to build a nuclear arsenal known. Three weeks ago, the Saudis walked away from a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Shepherds Piehole’s foreign affairs expert POSCA had this to say:
“With respect to Iran’s development of a nuclear arsenal, Obama seems to be capitulating without any of the bellicose rhetoric. His arms are wide open and this can only mean the Iranians will finally have nuclear weapons unless the Israelis act. It has been repeatedly proven that the Iranians have been stalling for time for years while it finishes up the fuel enrichment process for an atomic bomb. Now is the perfect time for them to finish the job. The Saudis think Obama will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons because he is a coward, and, besides, Obama believes in nuclear parity. Who can vouchsafe this? Make no mistake: King Abdullah will not go without a nuclear bomb of his own as a deterrent to Iran. And he pays in cash- price is no object." -POSCA
The BBC suggests that the Saudis can deploy a nuclear device now – and that devices made in Pakistan are “now sitting ready for delivery.”
"Last month Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, told a conference in Sweden that if Iran got the bomb, 'the Saudis will not wait one month. They already paid for the bomb, they will go to Pakistan and bring what they need to bring.'
Since 2009, when King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warned visiting US special envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross that if Iran crossed the threshold, 'we will get nuclear weapons', the kingdom has sent the Americans numerous signals of its intentions.
Gary Samore, who served as President Barack Obama's WMD tsar until March said this: 'I do think that the Saudis believe that they have some understanding with Pakistan that, in extremis, they would have claim to acquire nuclear weapons from Pakistan.' " - BBC
The Saudi’s London- based embassy released a statement calling out the UN's "failure to make the Middle East a nuclear free zone is one of the reasons the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rejected the offer of a seat on the UN Security Council," and that the lack of international action "has put the region under the threat of a time bomb that cannot easily be defused by manoeuvring around it".