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US-Saudi talks to discuss nuclear options

Obama administration keen to learn more of Saudi's atomic ambitions

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US-Saudi talks will discuss Kingdom's nuclear ambitions. (Getty Images)
US-Saudi talks will discuss Kingdom's nuclear ambitions. (Getty Images)

The US is to hold exploratory talks in Riyadh this week, as the Obama administration attempts to get a clearer idea of Saudi Arabia’s nuclear objectives.

As the Middle East strengthens its plans for civilian nuclear power, according to a report by the Gulf News, the US wants to explore whether the Saudi government will accept restrictions to ensure the Kingdom’s nuclear fuel is used for peaceful civilian purposes.
 

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