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Saudi Arabia says it will build nuke plants
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 09, 2019 08:44AM
...for “diversification of its energy mix”, of course. But:

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[Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman] told an energy conference in Abu Dhabi that ultimately the kingdom wanted to go ahead with the full cycle of the nuclear program, including the production and enrichment of uranium for fuel.

...Saudi officials have said they would not sign a deal that would deprives the kingdom of the possibility of enriching uranium or reprocessing spent fuel in the future - both potential paths to a bomb.

The tender is expected in 2020, with U.S., Russian, South Korean, Chinese and French firms involved in preliminary talks about the multi-billion-dollar project.

...and thus begins continues the nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

Elections have consequences.
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Re: Saudi Arabia says it will build nuke plants
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 09, 2019 09:14AM
How’s Jared’s peace plan there coming along?
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Re: Saudi Arabia says it will build nuke plants
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 09, 2019 09:19AM
Interesting energy policy move from an oil (and sun) rich country.



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Re: Saudi Arabia says it will build nuke plants
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 09, 2019 11:13AM
Production of water is a major electrical demand in The Kingdom. And having nuclear weapons helps make it a bit harder to attack once the oil stops being important.
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