Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia.
Whistleblowers told the Democrat-led House panel it could destabilise the Middle East boosting nuclear weapon proliferation.
President Donald Trump met nuclear power developers at the White House on February 12 to discuss building plants in Middle Eastern nations, including Saudi Arabia.
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Critics say giving Saudi Arabia access US nuclear technology would spark a dangerous arms race in the volatile region.
It states that "within the US, strong private commercial interests have been pressing aggressively for the transfer of highly sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia".
These commercial entities could "reap billions of dollars through contracts associated with constructing and operating nuclear facilities in Saudi Arabia".
The White House has yet to comment on the report.