Saudis experimenting with peaceful nuke technology

November 15, 2006 16:16


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Saudi Arabia is experimenting with nuclear technology for peaceful purposes but is not interested in acquiring nuclear weapons, the Saudi ambassador in Kuwait said in remarks published Wednesday. Ambassador Abdul-Aziz al-Fayez said the experiments were taking place at the King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh. "But the kingdom is not seeking to possess nuclear weapons," he was quoted as saying in an interview with Kuwait's Al-Qabas daily. Al-Fayez said the experiments were in "the field of nuclear energy," without elaborating. But authorities at the King Abdul-Aziz City, a research facility, said in a statement that their nuclear work was not connected to energy production and that he ambassador had "misinterpreted the actual activities" at the facility. The statement said researchers were working on applications of nuclear

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