Saudis will seek nuclear weapon if Iran does: Foreign Minister

AFP , Wednesday 9 May 2018

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

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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