The United States has agreed on the sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, according to the report.
Mentioning a print of a document it had seen, the global report state that, the United State Energy Secretary Rick Perry had approved 6 secret authorizations to Saudi Arabia.
According to the report, the U.S. was looking to form at least 2 nuclear plants and that South Korea and Russia were also competing for the project. The declaration on the winning proposal was to be made an end of this year, it said.
The agency said that, Perry’s approvals allow companies to conduct preliminary work on nuclear power before an agreement is signed.
The Associated Press stated last month that White House officials propelled the project to share the nuclear power technology with the nation Saudi Arabia.
Officials from both the parties had discussed concerns which Saudi Arabia could improve nuclear weapons if the United State technology were transferred without suitable protections, which can prompt a nuclear arms competition in the region.
“In this, every company who received a particular authorization for having provided us printed request that the authorization is suspended from public release,” the NNSA stated in the document. Previously, the Energy Department approved Part 810 authorizations presented for the public to read at their headquarters.
The Energy Departmental officials said that the request includes proprietary data and that the approvals went with the multi-agency authorization process.
The number of U.S. officials are troubled that sharing nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia can ultimately indicate a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammad bin Salman said CBS previous year that the kingdom will develop nuclear weapons if its competing nation Iran did. Furthermore, the kingdom has periodically pushed back in contrast to approving to US standards which would block two tracks to possibly building fissile material for nuclear weapons secretly.