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  1. Saudi Arabia considering going nuclear if Iran talks fail

Saudi Arabia considering going nuclear if Iran talks fail

Saudi Arabia has warned that it will have to keep "all options on the table," including nuclear proliferation, if world powers fail to curb Iran's ambitions.

By: | Published: June 9, 2015 11:50 PM

Saudi Arabia has warned that it will have to keep “all options on the table,” including nuclear proliferation, if world powers fail to curb Iran’s ambitions.

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Prince Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said that the Middle Eastern country had steered clear from pursuing a policy of developing nuclear weapons for years but claimed that the whole outlook in the region changed after Iran started pursuing its nuclear ambitions, reported The Express Tribune.

While commending U.S. President Barack Obama’s efforts in resolving the standoff, the envoy said that any deal struck with Iran should be ‘watertight’ and should not offer any licence to Tehran to continue its “destabilising foreign policies.”

The international community has accused Iran of building nuclear weapons under the pretence of developing its nuclear capabilities for civilian purposes.

Negotiations are underway between the P5+1 nations (U.S., United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China) and Iran, with the former trying to persuade Tehran to freeze important elements of its uranium-enrichment cycle, which produces nuclear warheads. An agreement would also lift the economic sanctions imposed on the nation.

The talks are scheduled to conclude on June 30.

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