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MOSCOW, September 4 (Itar-Tass) - Those who are planning a military operation in Syria can face an unstable and difficult nuclear situation, said Andrei Kokoshin, chair of the world politics faculty of Moscow State University.
Speaking at a news conference at the Itar-Tass news agency on Wednesday, Kokoshin said: “Unfortunately, Washington is not aware of it and does not look at future consequences of using force. We should imagine the effects of aggression unleashed by the U.S. and other countries, which may back it.”
He referred to Iran, which “is Syria’s ally. Iran watches the situation and has difficult relations with other countries of the region, particularly with Saudi Arabia”.
“It is not a secret that Iran develops its nuclear program, which may be used for military purposes.” “A state starts developing nuclear energy when a political decision is taken. Iran has such chances,” he said.
“I believe that the military action in Syria can enhance the position of those who seek to create their own nuclear weapons. It is rather possible that Saudi Arabia would like to follow Iran’s example,” Kokoshin said.
“Saudi Arabia has no own industrial potential to create nuclear weapons. But it is well-known that Saudi Arabia provided several billions of dollars to create a nuclear bomb in Pakistan,” the expert said, adding that Saudi Arabia “maintain very close relations with Pakistan.”