Alert: Saudi Crown Prince: Nuclear Pursuit Likely if Iran Acquires Weapon

In an interview with Fox News, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman issues cautionary remarks on nuclear weapons and hints at a possible nuclear pursuit if Iran obtains one.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a recent interview with Fox News, addressed the contentious issue of nuclear weapons, emphasizing that any country using such arms would essentially be “at war with the rest of the world.” He added, “The world cannot tolerate another Hiroshima.”

However, he also stated that should Iran obtain a nuclear weapon, Saudi Arabia “must obtain it as well.”

Context and Implications:

The Crown Prince’s comments arrive amid growing concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its potential implications for the Middle East. His statement underscores Saudi Arabia’s dual stance: a general caution against nuclear proliferation and a specific warning about taking equivalent steps if Iran crosses the nuclear threshold.