THE SAUDI ACQUISITION OF PAKISTAN NUCLEAR WEAPON: Article Summary
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THE SAUDI ACQUISITION OF PAKISTAN NUCLEAR WEAPON
It has been confirmed one of the intentions by Saudi Arabia to acquire a nuclear weapon from Pakistan as quoted by officials from the US. This has happened amid the constant negotiations taking place between Iran and other super powers over a nuclear programme and the possible defrosting of its relations to the US. The possibility of a covenant on Iran’s nuclear platform worries Saudi Arabia as it has the potential to pave the way for nuclear propagation in the region. The desire to match Iran’s nuclear ability has prompted Saudi Arabia to get into negotiations with Pakistan.
However, despite the strategic decisions by the House of Saud over the acquisition, officials in Pakistan have turned down their request to access their nuclear technologies. On the other hand, the Iran’s nuclear programme is yet to be affirmed. If the deal is signed, there is a possibility that Iran could ultimately enrich its uranium to weaponry grades, thus promoting a nuclear arms contest within the Gulf States. The US president is keen on confederating the fears, and as such, he is negotiating with allies in the region.
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