Can the United States Prevent Saudi Arabia from Getting Nuclear Weapons? It is clear that the Saudi’s program is now intimately tied to Iranian nuclear decision-making. Saudi Arabia claims that it is seeking purely civilian capabilities, but it has also insisted on retaining its “right” to work on the fuel cycle and enrich uranium, which can lay the ground for a military nuclear capability in the years ahead. However, it is also clear that the Saudis’ nuclear plans are intimately tied to Iran’s, and since 2010 Saudi leaders have become more and more open about the fact that if Iran attains nuclear weapons, they will quickly follow suit.
The National Interest 4th Dec 2018 read more »