USA & the Middle East

May 2019

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The United States has given the green light to companies to work on six nuclear projects in Saudi Arabia, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said, despite lawmakers’ worries that the kingdom could seek weapons. Questioned during a Senate hearing, Perry confirmed that the Trump administration has approved six applications to do initial nuclear work in Saudi Arabia and two in Jordan. Perry promised the United States was committed to ensuring the Saudis do not reprocess spent fuel to make nuclear weapon