Saudi Arabia Warns it Will Develop Nukes if Iran Does

Posted May 11, 2018

"This escalation runs against the commitment of all sides to a political solution of the conflict in Yemen and feeds into a vicious cycle of successive retaliations that risks to undermine the efforts of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and put the resumption of peace talks in jeopardy", the statement read.

The Houthis, who are allied with Iran, control much of northern Yemen, including the capital, and have fired dozens of missiles across the border at Saudi Arabia.

THE world's major powers were nearly unanimous in their condemnation of Donald Trump's scrapping of U.S. support for the Iran nuclear deal.

The Kingdom called for future measures to take a "comprehensive view that is not limited to its nuclear program but also includes all hostile activities".

Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, wrote on Twitter: "Iran interpreted the JCPOA as concurrence of its regional hegemony". The country believes that Iran is supplying ballistic missiles to the militia.

Then on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's air defenses intercepted two ballistic missiles over the capital Riyadh, the latest in a series of attacks claimed by rebels in neighboring Yemen.

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Qatar has yet to issue a statement.

'If I allowed this deal to stand, there would soon be a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, ' he said.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been ranked eighth on a list of the world's most powerful people by USA magazine Forbes.

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia and its allies, including Yemen's internationally recognised government, praised Trump for pulling out of the nuclear deal, noting that it was necessary to stop Iran's "destabilizing and dangerous" behaviour.

Commenting on the US withdrawal from the agreement, he said: "The 2015 deal only tackled Iran's nuclear role".

"All potential violations of global humanitarian law should be thoroughly investigated and those responsible for violations must be held accountable", added the statement. The elite Iranian group has been known to work alongside Syrian, regional and Russian forces battling the rebels, and jihadis in trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but it denied any involvement in the attack. "We are trying to avoid at all costs direct military action with Iran, but Iran's behavior such as this can not continue". "The consequences could be severe", said Joost Hiltermann, Program Director, Middle East and North Africa at The International Crisis Group.

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