Monday, January 16, 2006

Saudi Arabia
Of Nuclear

On the same day that the Egyptian Foreign Minister came out and condemned Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, the Saudi Arabian Prince Saud al-Faisal is doing the same thing.

Remember what I said?

"I would like to believe they really feel this way, but the way the Egyptian Foreign Minister phrased that makes me nervous. I have to wonder if this may be the first step in an Arab-world wide initiative to take Israel to the UN Security Council."

That was less than two hours ago. Looks like I was correct. Check out the way the Saudi Foreign Minister phrases his condemnation of Iran:

In an interview broadcast Monday by the British Broadcasting Corp., Prince Saud al-Faisal said Western nations’ failure to stop Israel from becoming a nuclear power “has done the damage we are all suffering from now.”

In a separate interview with the Times of London, al-Faisal said: “Nobody mentions that Israel has 100 nuclear weapons in stock, even through it is an open secret.”

The prince, in London for a conference on terrorism, said he hoped Iran would not seek to develop nuclear arms.

“Where are they going to use these weapons? If they hit Israel, they are going to kill Palestinians. If they miss Israel, they are going to hit Saudi Arabia or Jordan,” he said. “Where is the gain in that?”

Expect to hear more of this in the next few days, followed by an effort by the Muslim countries of the world to take Israel to the United Nations Security Council for violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.