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February 28, 2018

Rick Perry going to London to hold nuclear cooperation talks with Saudi officials

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The Washington Post – Energy Secretary Rick Perry will fly to London this week to discuss a nuclear cooperation agreement with senior officials from Saudi Arabia, which is planning to build two reactors along the Persian Gulf, according to an administration official.

Perry was originally scheduled to take part in meetings with Mexican officials, but Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, canceled his visit to Washington.

The meeting in London comes shortly before a scheduled visit to the United States by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

United States has long pressed Saudi Arabia to agree to a nuclear cooperation agreement – known as a 123 agreement for the clause in the Atomic Energy Act – that would include strict bans on the enrichment of uranium and the reprocessing of spent fuel.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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