There has been recent talk of Saudi Arabia’s supposed determination to buy a nuclear bomb from Pakistan. Firstly, is this even possible in light of the international agreements signed by both countries forbidding the owner of a nuclear weapon to transfer or sell it? This question is especially pertinent as Saudi Arabia is not allowed to manufacture such a weapon for military purposes. Secondly, would such nuclear weapon add any value to Saudi Arabia’s defense systems?
Despite Saudi Arabia and the Gulf’s strong conviction to work on ending the nuclear standoff with Iran, I am afraid that it would be a dangerous move with regards to security and economic questionsAbdulrahman al-Rashed