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Pakistan built nuclear weapons for Saudi Arabia: report
Ynet News said that Saudi Arabia has been investing large amounts of money in Pakistan’s nuclear weapons development program for some time. And a reporter in Newsnight said that he recently was told by a leading NATO figure who claimed to have seen intelligence reports that the kingdom was now waiting on delivery.
Ynet News said Saudi officials may have the ability to deploy nuclear weapons faster than Iran could.
Apparently, Saudi Arabia has kept the United States informed of its intent to purchase Pakistani weapons since at least 2009, Ynet News said. That’s when King Abdullah told Dennis Ross, a U.S. special envoy, that if Iran developed the weapons, “we will get nuclear weapons,” too, Ynet News reported.
And as Newsnight reported, Israeli officials have been in the loop as well.
Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate head Amos Yadlin said at a previous conference, reported by Newsnight, that if Iran obtained the weapons capability, “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.”
Meanwhile, Newsnight reported that President Obama’s former adviser Gary Samore as saying, “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.”
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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