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Saudi Arabia: Uranium production, enrichment capability for nuclear power program on its agenda

Saudi Arabia: Uranium production, enrichment capability for nuclear power program on its agenda

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Earlier this year, after discovering that the Department of Energy had greenlit six authorisations to allow US companies to assist Saudi Arabia with its nuclear programme, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US Senate attempted to put together a bill to block Washington from providing funding for the transfer of US nuclear technology to Riyadh. Saudi Araiba wants to achieve the capability to produce and enrich uranium for its peaceful nuclear programme, energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has announced. “We are proceeding with it cautiously…we are experimenting with two nuclear reactors,” the minister said, speaking at a conference in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, his remarks quoted by Reuters. Saying his country wanted to create a full cycle nuclear programme, including uranium production and enrichment capabilities, the official made reference to Riyadh’s plans to issue a tender for the kingdom’s first two nuclear power reactors. The tender is…
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