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US firms push govt to restart nuclear talks with Riyadh

Under US Act, a peaceful cooperation pact is required for transfer of nuclear materials, technology and equipment

Perhaps Saudi Arabia is testing the Trump administration and seeing if the administration will be amenable to fewer restrictions in a 123 agreement, says a former UN weapons inspector.


US firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.

Saudi Arabia has welcomed the lobbying, they said, though it is...

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