CNN: US Intelligence Confirms China-Saudi Arabia Missile Cooperation

U.S. intelligence says Saudi Arabia accelerated its ballistic missile program with Chinese technical assistance, CNN reported on June 5. Confirming earlier analyses on Saudi Arabia’s ballistic missile program, Trump Administration officials did not disclose the development until lawmakers discovered it through independent channels. In a statement, China’s foreign ministry stressed that “such cooperation does not violate any international laws, nor does it involve the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.” China is not a party to the Missile Technology Control Regime, an international agreement limiting missile technology exports.