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Saudi Arabia says that 'without a doubt' it would develop nuclear weapons if Iran does
President Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Iran nuclear agreement, which seeks to curtail the nation's nuclear development, as a "disaster." But the accord may have been minimizing nuclear armament beyond Iran's borders.
In an interview with CBS's Norah O'Donnell for 60 Minutes, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke of his country's nuclear ambitions, saying that while Saudi Arabia "does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb," the country would work to develop its weapons if Iran were to nuclearize. "Without a doubt," the crown prince said, "if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible."
The interview will air in full Sunday, but you can watch Prince Mohammed discuss Saudi Arabia's testy relationship with Iran — including his explanation for why Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is "very much like Hitler" — here.