Saudi cabinet approves plan for ‘peaceful’ nuke program

Oil-rich kingdom hopes to contract construction of two nuclear power stations sometime next year
RIYADH (AA) – Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers has approved the launch of a national nuclear program, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.
According to the SPA, the council — chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz — stressed that the proposed nuclear program would be devoted exclusively to “peaceful purposes” and overseen by international regulatory bodies.
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih announced plans earlier to sign agreements for the construction of two nuclear power stations next year.

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