The head of the UN nuclear watchdog organisation said Saudi Arabia would have to agree to a programme of inspections and other safeguards before importing nuclear fuel for a research reactor nearing completion in Riyadh. Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said, however, that Riyadh had not yet given a clear answer on its intentions.
Guardian 5th April 2019 read more »
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In case you hadn’t heard, Donald Trump has been exposed authorising a potentially illegal multi-billion dollar deal to sell highly sensitive nuclear secrets to Saudi Arabia – a decision which, experts say, has the very real potential of allowing the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism to manufacture a nuclear weapon. Yes, seriously.
Evolve Politics 5th April 2019 read more »
FEARS grew that Saudi Arabia may develop a nuclear weapon after satellite images yesterday showed the reactionary Gulf state is only about a year away from establishing a reactor. Nuclear expert Robert Kelley stressed that while the site appears to be small and intended for research and training purposes, it would have to abide by an agreement that requires inspections by the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), before nuclear fuel can be inserted into the reactor.
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