UPDATED – A Reader on Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Energy Plans

reporter2The Neutron Bytes Reader on Saudi Arabia’s plans for building commercial nuclear reactors has been updated today based on breaking news by AXIOS.

U.S. firms are pushing the Trump White House for a 123 Agreement with KSA and for support for exports of nuclear technologies generally.

A bipartisan effort in the House and Senate may block it over anger directed at the refusal of the White House to address the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi last October. KSA Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is believed by US and Turkish intelligence reports to have personally ordered the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul in October.

The ‘Reader’ is composed of seven easy to read pieces, no technical background required, that explain why the current mass media narrative about KSA and nuclear energy misses a few crucial facts.  Coverage on this blog about KSA’s nuclear energy plans began in 2014.

Since then a lot has happened, but one thing that has emerged is that KSA’s ambitious plans for commercial nuclear reactors or a weapons related enrichment program may not come to pass, regardless of politics,  as long as the price of oil stays low.

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