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Saudi Arabia’s nuclear obsession – a cover for nuclear weapons development?

some skeptics think the whole energy argument coming out of Riyadh is merely a cover for its military ambitions.

Trump might be distracted by the prize of winning multibillion-dollar contracts for US nuclear construction companies in desperate need of business. The temptation to settle for a deal that gives the Saudis a path to the bomb might just be too great to overcome.

Saudi Arabia is an outstanding candidate for using solar energy to power much of the country. Its vast and extremely sunny deserts are naturally suited to providing electricity to the country during the day.

Given that Saudi Arabia can build solar power facilities and produce solar energy at incredibly low costs, Romm says, it “doesn’t make a lot of sense from an energy point of view” that Saudi is leaning so much toward the nuclear option, which is notoriously expensive.

Saudi Arabia’s controversial quest for nuclear power, explained https://www.vox.com/world/2018/3/26/17144446/saud-arabia-nuclear-weapons-trump-iran-deal  Why the world’s most iconic oil giant wants to go nuclear — and why it could transform the Middle East.  By 

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May 2, 2018 - Posted by | politics international, Saudi Arabia

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