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Dec 15, 2019
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Ahmad Abu Al-Gheit, Sec.-Gen. of Arab League: If Iran and Turkey Attain Nuclear Capabilities, Arab Countries Will Also Seek Them

#7714 | 01:21
Source: Sada Al-Balad (Egypt)

Ahmad Abu Al-Gheit, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, said in a December 15, 2019 speech that aired on Sada Al-Balad TV (Egypt) that Iran and Turkey have been showing interest in attaining nuclear capabilities. Al-Gheit said that if Iran and Turkey attain nuclear capabilities, then Arab countries will also eventually seek them, even though nuclear weapons are ultimately worthless since they are never used.

 

Ahmad Abu Al-Gheit: "When the Non-Proliferation Treaty was signed, there were five nuclear-capable countries. Today, there are nine, and there is ongoing talk about a certain country in West Asia that is striving to obtain military nuclear capability – Iran. Strangely enough, the president of Turkey, a Mediterranean country that is a member of NATO, is asking: 'Why shouldn't we enter that [nuclear] fray?' Of course, the West should be asked this, because the West defended a country like Israel and concealed its nuclear capabilities. They did this so much that there are now other countries that desire [similar capabilities]. If this happens with regard to Turkey and Iran, you can rest assured that the Arab countries will seek these capabilities, even though military nuclear capability is worthless."

 

Panelist: "It was used only once."

 

Ahmad Abu Al-Gheit: "It is an empty threat, and Egypt proved this in 1973, when it dealt a blow to the Israeli army, and [Israel] did not use its military nuclear capability."

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