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US approves sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia
The Times of Israel ^ | 28 March 2019 | TOI staff and Agencies

Posted on 03/28/2019 5:42:10 PM PDT by tkocur

The US has approved the sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, the Reuters news agency reported on Thursday. Reuters says US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has allowed companies to sell know-how to the desert kingdom as part of a hoped-for broader deal

Citing a copy of a document it had seen, the global news outlet said US Energy Secretary Rick Perry had granted six secret authorizations to companies to sell the know-how to the desert kingdom as part of a hoped-for broader deal on nuclear power.

Reuters said that the US was looking to build at least two nuclear plants and that Russia and South Korea were also vying for the project. An announcement on the winning bid was to be made later this year, it said.

Mohammed bin Salman, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The US has approved the sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, the Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.

Citing a copy of a document it had seen, the global news outlet said US Energy Secretary Rick Perry had granted six secret authorizations to companies to sell the know-how to the desert kingdom as part of a hoped-for broader deal on nuclear power.

Reuters said that the US was looking to build at least two nuclear plants and that Russia and South Korea were also vying for the project. An announcement on the winning bid was to be made later this year, it said.

Quoting a source that declined to be named, the agency said Perry’s approvals enable companies to conduct preliminary work on nuclear power before a deal is signed, but that no equipment that could be used in a nuclear plant would be delivered.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islamistrickperry; shariarick
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1 posted on 03/28/2019 5:42:10 PM PDT by tkocur
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To: tkocur

Sharia Rick rides again.


2 posted on 03/28/2019 5:43:47 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: tkocur

LOL at Iran


3 posted on 03/28/2019 5:44:22 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: MrEdd

Do note that if they didn’t get it from US, they would get it from Russia or South Korea. Or, likely, the French. So they’d get the tech anyway.

Would you rather the US government has the secret kill switches to turn off their reactors should Saudi get uppity? Or would you rather the Russians have it?


4 posted on 03/28/2019 5:45:49 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: tkocur

Why don’t we use it here? I know - enviro-wackos


5 posted on 03/28/2019 5:45:52 PM PDT by beethovenfan (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: tkocur
Why can't we have it here?

6 posted on 03/28/2019 5:46:32 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: beethovenfan

We’re going to beat them all. We’re going to use bicycle generators. Green New Deal!


7 posted on 03/28/2019 5:48:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: tkocur

Let’s make it two ABWRs. I need additional work.


8 posted on 03/28/2019 5:59:31 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: tkocur

Balance of regional power.


9 posted on 03/28/2019 6:01:46 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: tkocur

you would think that SA had plenty of fossil fuels laying around, though.


10 posted on 03/28/2019 6:03:08 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: tkocur

What could go wrong???


11 posted on 03/28/2019 6:03:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Modern feminism: ALL MEN BAD!!!)
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To: tkocur

Yeah, I don’t know about this. I don’t trust them.


12 posted on 03/28/2019 6:04:59 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Not much.
They’ll put them in the middle of the desert.
Worst case a few worker bees get torched.


13 posted on 03/28/2019 6:05:13 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Spktyr

Were that as cut and dried as you are flippantly attempting to assert, they would have had them decades ago.

Total credibility fail on your part.

Are you perhaps auditioning for Maddow’s job?

Give Muslims atomic technology or Russians Russians Russians?


14 posted on 03/28/2019 6:07:18 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: tkocur
If an unstable country wants Nuclear power, this is what we should do:
The Plant should be built by Americans.
Manned and Maintained by Americans.
Defended by Americans
Re-fueled and waste handled by Americans under strictest security.
And the country in question should pay us for all of it.
We can maybe share the profit from the electricity 50-50.

15 posted on 03/28/2019 6:19:42 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: MrEdd

Nope, just pointing out that on the surface, at this point in time they *will* get the technology anyway. That being the case I would rather we have the kill switch than someone else.

It is also an open secret that the Saudis already *have* nuclear weapons via Pakistan.


16 posted on 03/28/2019 6:33:23 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: tkocur

Nuts. Giving a terrorist state nuclear tech and training.


17 posted on 03/28/2019 6:33:37 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_program_of_Saudi_Arabia

The Saudis already have nuclear weapons.


18 posted on 03/28/2019 6:35:00 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: tkocur

This is so incredibly stupid, it’s beyond belief.

Apparently the Saudi Barbarians have unregistered agents at high levels of the Trump Administration.


19 posted on 03/28/2019 6:37:30 PM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: tkocur

Oh, great. Al Qaeda would go nuclear soon.


20 posted on 03/28/2019 6:47:50 PM PDT by NorseViking
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