Former Saudi intelligence chief (and serious power broker) Prince Turki al-Faisal is broadly hinting that the Kingdom will seek nuclear weapons if the Obama-Tehran deal goes through:
“If Iran has the ability to enrich uranium to whatever level, it’s not just Saudi Arabia that’s going to ask for that,” the prince was quoted as saying by the BBC.
Although Prince Turki is not a Saudi official, his comments are widely understood to reflect the thinking at senior levels of the Al Saud ruling family.
“The whole world will be an open door to go that route without any inhibition, and that’s my main objection to this P5+1 process,” said the prince, who is a brother of Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.
A nuclear arms race in the world’s most unstable region, predicated on American weakness?
All is proceeding exactly as I have foreseen — and that is why I drink.