Azara Blog: Six Gulf states want to develop nuclear power

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Date published: 2006/12/10

The BBC says:

Six oil-rich Gulf nations have said they are considering seeking nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Officials from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE also urged a peaceful settlement to the crisis over Iran's nuclear programme.

The six Arab states said they were exploring the possibility of creating a shared nuclear programme.

They stressed their right to nuclear energy and emphasised that any programme would be peaceful.
"It is not a threat... It is an announcement so that there will be no misinterpretation for what we are doing," Prince Saud al-Faisal told reporters.
The grouping of Gulf states said they wanted a region free of weapons of destruction and called on Israel to renounce nuclear weapons.

An interesting development. They don't have the scientific or technological depth to achieve this goal by themselves, so presumably they are going to buy in Western or Asian expertise. So, who will sell it to them?

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