Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pakistan has pleged to provide nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia

The biggest concern that has emerged during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty this month is that if Iran crosses the nuclear threshhold, it would trigger an arms race across the Middle East.

"Pakistan's bomb and Saudi ArabiaWestern intelligence officials believe that Pakistan has pledged to provide nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia in a Middle East crisis, but would Islamabad keep its end of the bargain?," reports

Israel already has an arsenal of course, but over a dozen other countries in the region have recently announced plans to pursue or explore civilian nuclear energy programmes, in what is seen as a hedge against future threats. But which states, if any, would be prepared to go the whole way?