Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said in a forthcoming CBS interview that if Iran develops nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia will as well. Reuters reports:
Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible,” Prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS in an interview that will air on Sunday.
You may not initially think this is your problem, but a nuclear war anywhere in the world would undoubtedly cause problems for everyone in the world.
According the CDC, fallout can travel on the wind and contaminate food and water where it lands. With the world’s markets more interdependent than they have ever been, a blast in one part of the world could have far reaching effects on the rest of the planet.
Imagine for a minute what irradiating a vast portion of the world’s oil reserves would do to markets. Total chaos is probably a good approximation of the outcome. But any nuclear war in the Middle East could do just that.
There are ways you can protect yourself from a nuclear blast in your area. The WHO recommends: