US satellite images show that Saudi Arabia is actively manufacturing its own ballistic missiles, according to an exclusive report published by the CNN website.
Satellite images acquired by the American broadcaster also suggest Saudi Arabia is currently manufacturing the weapons in at least one location.
Sources familiar with the latest US intelligence claimed in the report that China is helping the conservative kingdom in this regard.
Saudi Arabia has reportedly purchased ballistic missiles from China in the past but has now started producing its own, said the report.
In recent months, according to the report, US officials at several agencies, including the National Security Council at the White House, have been briefed on classified intelligence revealing a number of large-scale transfers of sensitive ballistic missile technology between China and Saudi Arabia.
The report observed that the administration of US President Joe Biden is concerned that Saudi’s ballistic missile advancements…