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Hiroshima for Global Peace

29. Saudi Arabia ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament

12 points

Full points 42

28.6 %

Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

Saudi Arabia voted for most of the UNGA Resolutions regarding nuclear disarmament related to the humanitarian dimensions as well as legal prohibition of nuclear weapons. However, it has not signed the TPNW or the CTBT.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

35 points

Full points 61


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: -1

Saudi Arabia has not acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol. Its national implementation regarding export controls also came up short. Saudi Arabia plans to introduce nuclear power reactors, but it has repeatedly stated an intention to acquire nuclear weapons should Iran develop them. Saudi Arabia has yet to accept an amended Small Quantity Protocol. It opposes renouncing a right to conduct enrichment and reprocessing activities in negotiations on a Saudi-U.S. civil nuclear cooperation agreement.

Nuclear Security

21 points

Full points 41


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

Saudi Arabia has ratified all nuclear security relevant conventions and is working to develop domestic legislation with the introduction of recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5. In 2019, Saudi Arabia announced the establishment of a Specialized Center for Nuclear Security.

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