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Friday, August 21, 2009

Awesome: 'Our friends the Saudis' to build nuke plant

Just what we needed: 'Our friends the Saudis' have decided to go nuclear.
The Saudi newspaper Al-Watan reported on Thursday that the Saudi minister of water and electricity, Abdullah al-Hosain, said the kingdom was working on plans for its first nuclear power plant. The US inked civil nuclear power deals with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates last year.

Israel had no official response to the Saudi minister's announcement.

Over the last two years, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, the UAE, Yemen, Morocco, Libya, Jordan and Egypt have all indicated an interest in developing nuclear programs, with Israeli officials saying, off the record, that if these countries did not want the programs now for their military capabilities, they wanted the technology in place to keep "other options open" if Iran were to develop a bomb.


"The Saudis are genuinely scared of what will happen if Iran turns nuclear," one official said. "This is part of their response."
Everyone is equal, no one is exceptional. A kingdom that's living in the 8th century wants to go nuclear. What could go wrong?


At 4:40 PM, Blogger Red Tulips said...

This is old news.

The Saudis have been building their nuke plant for years, and Israel knows about it. The USA is helping the Saudis go nuclear, and started that policy under George W. Bush.

The thinking was that Saudi Arabia would be a counter-balance against Iran.

I think it is lunacy, but there you have it.

Even your own link shows that it is an American-supported plan, with Israel's tacit agreement.


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