Skip to comments.Secretary of State Pompeo pressed on claims China is helping build Saudi uranium facility
Posted on 08/20/2020 7:49:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Congressional Democrats have asked the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to provide information about Chinas alleged role in building a uranium processing facility in Saudi Arabia.
US officials have told journalists and nuclear experts they suspect a mill for producing yellowcake refined uranium ore is being built by Chinese technicians in the desert near Al-Ula in the north-west of the kingdom.
The alleged construction of a yellowcake facility was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, but experts have yet to confirm its existence through satellite imagery. If confirmed, it would strengthen suspicions that the Saudi monarchy is secretly expanding its capacity to make nuclear weapons, though it would take several more years to advance from yellowcake to producing the fissile material necessary for a warhead.
In 2018 the countrys crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, told CBS News that if Iran built a nuclear weapon we will follow suit as soon as possible.
Iran had been abiding by a 2015 multilateral deal in which it accepted strict limits on its nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief, but since Donald Trump withdrew the US from that agreement in 2018 and began imposing escalating sanctions, Tehran has gradually expanded its nuclear activities beyond the limits set in 2015, and most experts say nuclear proliferation in the region is steadily increasing.
The Trump administration, which has been protective of Prince Mohammed, has so far said nothing publicly about reports of covert Saudi nuclear activities.
On Monday, the Democratic chairmen of three House foreign affairs subcommittees sent Pompeo a letter asking for information regarding the Peoples Republic of Chinas reported transfers of nuclear and missile technology to Saudi Arabia, and the state departments response to these sales.
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Iran versus the House of Saud. Nuclear war?
Questions for FR “futurists”
How will it play out.
Will they go after military and economic targets, or strike directly at population centers?
How many bombs will be deployed on each side? How will they be delivered?
How many total kilotons?
Via Hillary’s Uraniam One Deal?
Did not President Trump just swear that Iran will never have a nuclear weapon?
Was it necessary for Trump to add the words, "so long as I am president"?
Yes he did. He was very emphatic about it.
“Iran had been abiding by a 2015 multilateral deal in which it accepted strict limits on its nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief, but since Donald Trump withdrew the US from that agreement in 2018 and began imposing escalating sanctions, Tehran has gradually expanded its nuclear activities beyond the limits set in 2015, and most experts say nuclear proliferation in the region is steadily increasing.”
TWO LIES for the PRICE OF ONE. 1) Iran was NOT "abiding" by the agreement, and 2) when Trump pulled us out, the agreement was by the actions of Iran NULL AND VOID.
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