Jordan's King Abdullah II told an Israeli newspaper Friday that his country wants its own nuclear program.I guess Abdullah didn't get the memo. Hey. King Abdullah. Little brown people are not allow to play with the nuculur fire because they can't be trusted. If we'd known Pakistan was gettin' em, we would have declared them a new state (West California) and invaded. We allowed India in because they can pass with that British background in em' and all. But no way for you Ab.
In an interview with the daily Haaretz, Abdullah said his desert kingdom, which borders Israel and has a peace agreement with it, wanted nuclear power "for peaceful purposes" and was already discussing its plans with Western countries.
"The rules governing the nuclear issue have changed in the entire region," the Jordanian leader told Haaretz, noting that Egypt and several Gulf states have declared their desire for a nuclear program. Though Jordan would rather see a Middle East free of nuclear weapons, he said, "every desire we had on this issue has changed."
It was the first time Abdullah spoke openly about desires for a Jordanian nuclear program for peaceful purposes.
"The Egyptians are looking for a nuclear program. The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) are looking at one, and we are actually looking at nuclear power for peaceful and energy purposes," he told Haaretz.
Abdullah said any country acquiring nuclear facilities should adhere to international regulations and submit to inspection.
"What's expected from us should be a standard across the board. We want to make sure this is used for energy. What we don't want is an arms race to come out of this," he added.
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