That Bush Doctrine thingy is working out pretty well….
Saudi Arabia, in response to the current upheaval in the Middle East, has embarked on a strategic review that includes acquiring nuclear weapons, the Guardian has learned.
This new threat of proliferation in one of the most dangerous regions of the world comes on top of a crisis over Iran’s alleged nuclear programme.
A strategy paper being considered at the highest levels in Riyadh sets out three options:
Â· To acquire a nuclear capability as a deterrent;
Â· To maintain or enter into an alliance with an existing nuclear power that would offer protection;
Â· To try to reach a regional agreement on having a nuclear-free Middle East.
Well if the Saudis need a nuke, they’ve already got the company that can get them one on speed-dial.