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Saudi Arabia manufactures ballistic missiles with Chinese support

New Delhi: US intelligence has evaluated Saudi Arabia to be actively producing its own ballistic missiles with the help of China, CNN reported.

The development could have significant spillover effects across the Middle East and complicate the Joe Biden administration’s efforts to curb the nuclear ambitions of Saudi Arabia’s largest regional rival, Iran, the report said. ..

Saudi Arabia is known to have purchased ballistic missiles from China in the past, but so far it has not been possible to build its own ballistic missiles, according to three sources familiar with the latest information. Satellite images taken by CNN also suggest that the Kingdom is currently manufacturing weapons in at least one location.

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U.S. officials from many agencies, including the White House National Security Council, have described in recent months the classified intelligence that reveals multiple large-scale transfers of sensitive ballistic missile technology between China and Saudi Arabia. Received. Evaluation, the report said.

The Biden administration is now likely that advances in Saudi ballistic missiles will dramatically change the dynamics of regional power, expanding the terms of nuclear deals with Iran and complicating efforts to include restrictions on its own missile technology. We are faced with increasingly urgent questions about whether or not there is.

Iran and Saudi Arabia are bitter enemies, and if Saudi Arabia begins its own production, it is unlikely that Tehran will agree to stop producing ballistic missiles, the report said.

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