US Opens Saudi Nuclear Talks in Shadow of Iran Deal: Report

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Trump administration is opening talks with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement, a report said.

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead an inter-agency US delegation to talks with the Saudis in London on Friday, two administration officials and three outside advisers said, according to AP on Tuesday.

The meeting comes as the Saudi regime explores an alleged civilian nuclear energy program, possibly without restrictions on uranium enrichment and reprocessing that would be required under a US cooperation deal.

The Saudis have indicated they might accept such curbs if a separate nuclear deal with Iran is tightened, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Saudis claim that their nuclear program would be used only to generate energy for domestic purposes, so they can rely on their huge reserves of oil to generate income from overseas.

However, there are still growing signs that the Saudis want the option of building nuclear weapons to turn into a nuclear power in the region and push ahead with their destructive policies and terror plots.

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