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Saudi Arabia to Pursue ‘Ambitious’ Nuclear Program, SPA Reports

March 27, 2012

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, will adopt an “ambitious” program for the peaceful use of nuclear energy, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Hashim Abdullah Yamani, the president of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.

This is “in line with its strategic objectives to diversify its energy sources,” the Riyadh-based news service cited Yamani as saying at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

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