Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki Al-Faisal, voicing alarm about Iran's nuclear programme, has said the leadership should consider acquiring nuclear weapons to counter threats from Tehran, and from Israel.
The prince, seen as in
Washington's refusal to let Jordan exploit its own uranium deposits to make nuclear fuel has held up nuclear cooperation talks and the two sides are a long way from any deal, sources close to the negotiations said.
An accord on nuclear coo
The 189 signatories of the global anti-nuclear arms treaty have backed a declaration proposing a 2012 conference to discuss banning weapons of mass destruction across the Middle East.
The proposal was included in a 28-page declaration appr
The US, Russia, Britain, France and China have voiced support for making the Middle East a nuclear weapons-free zone, which would ultimately force Israel to scrap any atomic arms it has.
The move, in a joint statement, reflected US concern
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday more UN sanctions against his country over its nuclear program would not stop Iran but could permanently wreck its ties with the US.
'Sanctions cannot stop the Iranian nation. The I
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has withdrawn from a nuclear security summit in Washington next week, fearing Muslim delegates will demand Israel give up its assumed atomic arsenal.
Netanyahu, who plans to send a deputy and two s