'We will build NUKES if Iran get nuclear capability'

"We have made it very clear that if Iran acquires a nuclear capability we will do everything we can to do the same", Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir told CNN's Wolf Blitzer when asked if Riyadh would "build a bomb itself".

Jubeir's renewed vow came after US President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an accord created to prevent Tehran's alleged quest for the bomb.

The cross-border attack by the Iran-allied rebels, known as Houthis, came amid mounting regional tensions after U.S. President Donald Trump chose to withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran.

A spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition confirmed that Saudi air defences had intercepted hours earlier another ballistic missile originating from Yemen and targeting the country's southern city of Jizan.

Saudi Arabia's air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles over Riyadh on Wednesday, state media said, the latest in a series of attacks claimed by Iran-allied rebels in neighbouring Yemen.

Such behavior is unacceptable. Shortly after the president declared the USA exit, Israeli jets struck what may have been an Iranian military site in Al-Kiswa, south of Damascus.

"We will find the right way and at the right time to respond to this", he warned. "We are trying to avoid at all costs direct military action with Iran, but Iran s behavior such as this can not continue".

"We believe the nuclear deal was flawed", al-Jubeir said, criticizing portions of the agreement that expire and the fact that its scope is limited to nuclear issues.

The United Nations, Western nations and Saudi Arabia say Iran supplies the Houthis with long-range missiles capable of reaching Riyadh.

Saudi-led coalition spokesman Malki said: "This hostile action by the Houthi militia backed by Iran proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime".

"We have repeatedly said that Iran needs to seriously reconsider its approach if it truly wanted to establish good neighborly ties with Arab countries", he stated.

Ziad, a Saudi businessman, said the Kingdom's leadership was correct to question the 2015 nuclear accord which had eased sanctions in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program to prevent it from being able to make an atomic bomb.


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