(Worthy News)-- Saudi Arabia has reached out to its ally Pakistan to acquire "off-the-shelf" atomic weapons as a nuclear arms race begins to shape up with Shiite rival Iran, the Times of Israel reported.
"For the Saudis the moment has come," a former US defense official told the UK's Sunday Times. "There has been a longstanding agreement in place with the Pakistanis and the House of Saud has now made the strategic decision to move forward."
The anonymous former official said the US did not believe that "any actual weaponry has been transferred yet," but declared that "the Saudis mean what they say and they will do what they say." --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.timesofisrael.com/report-saudis-may-purchase-pakistani-atomic-bomb/" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]
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