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Saudis will seek nuclear weapon if Iran does: Foreign Minister

AFP , Wednesday 9 May 2018
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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a joint press briefing with the US Secretary of State at the Royal airport in the capital Riyadh on April 29, 2018 AFP
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Saudi Arabia will seek to develop its own nuclear weapons if Iran does, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN on Wednesday, amid spiralling tension between the regional rivals.

Asked whether Riyadh would "build a bomb itself" if Tehran seizes on Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 Iran deal to resume a nuclear weapons program, Jubeir said: "If Iran acquires nuclear capability we will do everything we can to do the same."

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