From what I've read SA can call in their chit with PAkistan if/when Iran does get nukes -that link is already 2 years old.
Since then Iran has expanded in Iraq, and SA is fighting their proxies (or sort of proxies) in Yemen.
So that aren't really concerned about Iranian nukes at the moment. But the nukes are there for them in Pakistan
It's going to interesting to see just how much Pakistan answers the call by SA for Yemen too.
Last edited by annata; 04-07-15 at 08:03 PM.
Just order them up like a pizza.
It's not that simple -why I posted the Guardian, but it's not wrong either.. Yes; I doubt they are actually "packed and ready to go"
despite the BBC report - but we really don't know one way or the other. It's not important as long as Paki will supply them.
The question is how.
This is the "chit" I was talking about:
Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan - BBC News
so there are various scenarios.Talking to many serving and former officials about this over the past few months, the only real debate I have found is about how exactly the Saudi Arabians would redeem the bargain with Pakistan.
Some think it is a cash-and-carry deal for warheads, the first of those options sketched out by the Saudis back in 2003; others that it is the second, an arrangement under which Pakistani nuclear forces could be deployed in the kingdom.
Others I have spoken to think this is not credible, since Saudi Arabia, which regards itself as the leader of the broader Sunni Islamic 'ummah' or community, would want complete control of its nuclear deterrent, particularly at this time of worsening sectarian confrontation with Shia Iran
The question is, will Paki cooperate (in what ever fashion) and give nukes to SA (by whatever scenario).
I think -considering their long history of defense cooperation they will, the only question is "how"
The only way to deal with Iran is to send Kerry to Iran with a sealed note and a bomb on his plane. Tell the islomites that they can shut down their nuclear weapons making projects or they can eat the bomb.