Saudi Arabia to build nuclear bomb if Iran does so: FM

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The original agreement had lifted sanctions in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program.

The government approved a national policy for its atomic energy programme on Tuesday, including limiting all nuclear activities to peaceful purposes, within the limits defined by global treaties.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions that have been frozen since January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

"Every couple of days, we have missiles coming from Yemen and we see evidence that they are made by Iran ..."

Such an agreement is necessary for the United States to transfer significant nuclear material, equipment, or components from the United States to Saudi Arabia and could considerably help USA companies like Westinghouse be shortlisted later this year to build the country's first two nuclear reactors.

Energy-rich Saudi Arabia, a fierce regional foe of Iran's, is already seeking USA help in starting a nuclear program of its own, giving rise to concerns that it might be trying to compete with Iran's nuclear program and create its own nuclear weapons program.

"Constructively, in effect, Trump's talk sounded like a declaration of war against Iran, with the first step being to tighten up the "blockade" of Iran, meaning in the 21st century version of that, United States sanctions", Pierce said.

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In addition, the US Treasury said it would reimpose the highest-level economic sanctions possible on Iran.

"It also seems clear that the European nations will definitely not abide by Trump's terms of increased sanctions, after begging him to comply".

Saudi Arabia launched a military coalition in Yemen in 2015, aimed at rolling back the Huthis and restoring the internationally recognised government to power. "We need to assess first the impact if there is any, in terms of disruption, in terms of a reduction of Iran's production", the OPEC source said.

Increased geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, plunging Venezuelan production, and now the USA withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal could push Brent Crude prices to $82.50 a barrel by summer, Goldman Sachs said Wednesday.

The administration would be wise to coordinate strategies on both the Iran and Saudi Arabia nuclear programs. The two countries have long had tense relations - one of them Sunni (Saudi Arabia) and the other Shiite (Iran), they have lead proxy wars, backing opposing sides in Iraq and Syria.

"We have managed to put together this new alliance between OPEC and non-OPEC".

In the week prior to Trump's decision Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an internationally-broadcast address presented old intelligence and tried to claim that Tehran was continuing to develop nuclear weapons.

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