Friday, July 27, 2007

Saudi Arabia’s Secret Nuclear Program Exposed

TEHRAN, July 25--A Saudi website revealed the secret nuclear program of the Saudi Arabia which is underway with the help of Pakistan.The news website ’Sawt Al-Salam’ announced on Wednesday that a group of Pakistani nuclear scientists who entered Saudi Arabia during the Hajj ceremony in 2003 have been working to expand the secret nuclear program of the country, Fars reported.

“During the Hajj pilgrimages to Mecca from 2003 through 2005, Pakistani scientists posed as pilgrims have come to Saudi Arabia and helped it expand its nuclear program,“ the website said.It adds that between October 2004 and January 2005, some of them slipped off from pilgrimages, sometimes for up to three weeks.

According to Western security services, the website added, Saudi scientists have been working since the mid-1990s in Pakistan, a nuclear power since 1998. It says the scientists advised the Saudi government to build its nuclear laboratories below prisons that are under construction. “The Saudi government has also hired some Iraqi nuclear scientists to help its nuclear program. Some residential complexes have also been constructed in southern Riyadh for them,“ it said.Sawt Al-Salam also quoted a US military analyst, John Pike, as saying that Saudi barcodes can be found on half of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons because Saudi Arabia co-financed the Pakistani atomic nuclear program.

The website also said satellite images indicate Saudi Arabia has set up a base in Al-Sulaiyil, south of Riyadh, a secret underground city and dozens of underground silos for missiles.

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