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Ex-Qatari premier calls for support of Saudi ballistic missile programme

Ex-Qatari premier calls for support of Saudi ballistic missile programme

Qatar's former Prime Minister, Hamad Bin Jassim Al-Thani, yesterday called on the Gulf Cooperation Council to support Saudi Arabia's plans to establish facilities for building ballistic missiles.
Al-Thani described the Saudi step as "important in developing defensive capabilities that would bring about a military balance in our region."

"The rest of the Gulf countries must support and encourage this step [Saudi Arabia]," he stressed on Twitter.

Satellite images released by US intelligence showed that Saudi Arabia was manufacturing ballistic missiles with assistance from China."

US intelligence officials also released evidence of "multiple large-scale transfers of sensitive ballistic missile technology" between the Saudis and the Chinese, according to CNN.
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