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Saudi Arabia Seeks Nuclear Weapons
The latest of the nuclear arms debacle in the Middle East now comes from Saudi Arabia and China. To deter Iran from its own nuclear weapon ambitions, Saudis are in negotiations with China for the purchase of ballistic missiles, the 2000 km+ Dong Feng-21, which China uses to mount its own nuclear bombs. Saudi Arabia has also struck a deal with Pakistan for the availability of nuclear warheads from Islamabad’s arsenal for fitting onto a Chinese ballistic missile.
One of the conditions for the purchase of the Chinese missile is that the Chinese built the facitilites to house and launch them. The base would be constructed near Riyadh. After the 4th meeting with Iran about their nuclear weapons failed, and the failure of NATO in intervening in Syria, the Saudis are plodding a self-reliant course now since they have the ability to buy nuclear weapons. Of course, this will be a game changer for Israel and the Middle East. One can see how Jordan might follow the Saudi lead.
China's ICBM is designed to carry a three megaton nuclear warhead to distance up to 13,000 km. It is a silo-based, two-stage missile. The missile was developed in the 1960s, but did not enter service until 1981. China has about 36 of these missiles.
One can see the Armageddon happening the near future there.