2004 News Story

Defense Ministry denies report that Kingdom seeks nuclear weapons

The Ministry of Defense and Aviation has denied a report by Reuters claiming U.S. officials believe that China is cooperating with Saudi Arabia on acquisition of Chinese missiles, and that the Kingdom helped finance Pakistan's nuclear program in the hope this would enable it to acquire nuclear weapons. This information, the statement said, is fabricated and totally incorrect. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has always called for, and is still calling for, a Middle East free from all weapons of mass destruction.