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Saudi Arabia Invites US Firms to Take Part in Civilian Nuclear Power Programme

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters on Monday that his country is not interested in any way in diverting nuclear technology to military use.

Reuters

Updated:December 4, 2017, 1:32 PM IST
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Saudi Arabia Invites US Firms to Take Part in Civilian Nuclear Power Programme
In this November 30, 2017, file photo, Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih addresses a news conference after an OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria. (Photo: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader)
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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has invited US firms to take part in developing its civilian nuclear power programme, and is not interested in any way in diverting nuclear technology to military use, energy minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters on Monday.

He was speaking after meeting with US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who said it would be premature to make statements about agreements with Saudi Arabia on nuclear cooperation.

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