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Talks progressing well with Saudi on nuclear programme: US

Talks progressing well with Saudi on nuclear programme: US

Dubai - The world's top oil exporter had said it wanted to use nuclear power to diversify its energy mix.



By Reuters

Published: Sat 26 Oct 2019, 11:35 PM

Last updated: Sun 27 Oct 2019, 1:40 AM

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Saturday that conversations with Saudi Arabia on a nuclear programme are going forward.
The world's top oil exporter had said it wanted to use nuclear power to diversify its energy mix. It wants to go ahead with a full-cycle nuclear programme, including the production and enrichment of uranium for atomic fuel.
In order for US companies to compete for Saudi Arabia's project, Riyadh would normally need to sign an accord on the peaceful use of nuclear technology with Washington.
"The kingdom and the leadership in the kingdom .. will find a way to sign a 123 agreement with the United States, I think," Perry said.


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