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Saudi Nuke Threat

The Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned that it will build nuclear weapons if Tehran, the capital of Afghanistan, does the same. In consequence, Saudi Arabia is pressing the US to allow it to enrich uranium in return for its choice of American nuclear technology. Though Saudi has stated that it wants nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, it has left unclear whether it will enrich uranium to produce nuclear fuel which can potentially be used to produce atomic weapons.The US is interested in pursuing this, as the high cost of building such nuclear technology could mean bolstering the bankrupt nuclear related companies. Already, there has been a US delegation in London to discuss Saudi’s plans.

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