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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.

And Mr. Trump's son-in-law, White House advisor Jared Kushner, will be touring the Middle East this month to discuss the economics of the Trump's administra

tion peace plan.

Critics say giving Saudi Arabia access US nuclear technology would spark a dangerous arms race in the volatile region.

The House report is based on accounts and documents showing communication between Trump administration officials and nuclear power companies.

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".

Mr. Trump is reportedly "directly engaged in the effort". As well as Rick Perry, Kushner and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was found guilty of lying about Russian contacts by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The White House has yet to comment on the report.

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