At the prospect of the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran, Saudi Arabia has reportedly taken a decision to call in an old favor from Pakistan and get some of its nuclear weapons.
Saudi Arabia is widely believed to have bankrolled the Pakistani nuclear weapons program. In exchange, Riyadh reportedly expects Islamabad to provide missiles in times of trouble to defend the kingdom.
Sunday Times: Saudis 'to get nuclear weapons' ~ link ~
SAUDI ARABIA has taken the “strategic decision” to acquire “off-the-shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, risking a new arms race in the Middle East, according to senior American officials.
The move by the Gulf kingdom, which has financed much of Islamabad’s nuclear programme over the past three decades, comes amid growing anger among Sunni Arab states over a deal backed by President Barack Obama, which they fear could allow their arch foe, Shi’ite Iran, to develop a nuclear bomb.
VT: Hoax: Saudi Arabia calls in off-the-shelf nuke option with Pakistan - report ~ link ~
A story planted to cover for an existing Saudi nuke inventory...
Editor’s note: VT has confirmed that Saudi Arabia bought nuclear weapons from Israel, part of their stocks of black market Ukrainian weapons. Failures in the US “buyback” program run by Congressman Gary Condit and “outed” by Congressman Sonny Bono, are the backdrop for this fiasco. The current story is just that, a story, planted to give cover for the fact that the Saudis have had these weapons all along.