"As long as Iran was constrained and closely inspected, the Saudis could afford to put off their nuclear ambitions", Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of the American branch of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said on Tuesday.
"Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt, if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible", bin Salman said. The country is now building a nuclear power program for energy purposes, although al-Jubeir indicated that it could be expanded to include an arsenal of weapons.
To secure an agreement with the United States that will pass Congress, the Saudis may agree on a moratorium on enrichment and reprocessing.
Both the Houthi movement and Iran deny any military con nection-but are politically aligned in regional affairs.
Trump said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions on Iran in return for measures restricting its nuclear programme, did not go far enough in removing the threat posed by Tehran to the US and its allies in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia indicated on Wednesday that it could raise its oil output to offset any potential supply shortage as a result of new sanctions on Tehran, after U.S. President Donald Trump said Washington was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.
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"This was a terrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made", Trump said.
Some, however, support Trump's withdrawal from the deal.
While many countries, including those also party to the agreement, have condemned Trump's decision, Israel has declared the move a political victory.
He added that Saudi Arabia's "message to the Iran leadership is the policies of the past have got to come to end". To be sure, this could risk the chances for the USA bid-Riyadh may want to move more quickly, or it may decide to work with a non-U.S. company that places fewer restrictions on its enrichment and reprocessing capabilities. Yet, even in the case that Saudi Arabia keeps to its schedule, the USA nuclear industry could still play an important role.
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, has said it will take all necessary measures to prevent supply shortages following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The casualties were the first in Saudi Arabia's capital since the Saudi-led war in Yemen began in March 2015, though previous rockets fired by the Yemeni rebels have caused deaths in other parts of the kingdom. Preventing the two countries from having a nuclear-weapon capability and competing in a nuclear arms race is the goal.