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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a chart of military hardware sales as he welcomes Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 20, 2018.

Israel Mistrusts Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Program, its Old and Close Ally

TruthNGO– The Energy-rich Saudi Arabia, a fierce regional foe of Iran and the old and close ally of Israel,  seeks US help in starting a nuclear program of its own, giving rise to concerns that it might be trying to compete with Iran’s nuclear program and create its own nuclear weapons program.

Bin Salman has developed close relations with the Trump White House, courting the President’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, in particular. During a visit to Washington, bin Salman told CBS that it wanted the program for peaceful purposes, despite its reluctance to accept constraints on uranium enrichment, a step in the production of nuclear weapons.

Lately the Israel channel 10 reported that the Israeli authorities present red line on Trump’s supporting Saudi Arabia’s nuclear aspirations- the Israel’s old and close ally which has been at Israel’s service and damaged its world face for its active support.

In this line, other Israeli news agencies reported that Yuval Steinitz the Israel’s Minister of Energy’s recent trip to United States was to meet with his counterpart and transfer Tel Aviv concern over the ‘US-Saudi Peaceful nuclear collaborations’ which it’s preliminaries was signed by Trump in his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia cost millions of dollars.

It was in March 2018 that the Kingdom approved its alleged peaceful nuclear activities emphasizing on its nonmilitary purposes. The world’s first oil pole tries to replace its crude dependence to nuclear activities while despite long service and collaboration with its old ally, Israel not fully entrusts its loyalty. The two alliance’s relation well continued to the point that Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israel capital and Saudis remained in a long meaningful silence and days after one of its foreign ministry official responded to the Trumps action and condemned the act.

Back to the Energy Minster trip to America, Mr. Steinitz also demanded US officials that all SA nuclear details be under US scrutiny and US to be the only to provide them with nuclear fuels. And the Kingdom must guarantee for no Uranium enrichment. The US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz also promised that the US will take Israel’s concern into considerations and will keep them informed of Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program process.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the vanguard of normalizing Arab’s relation with Israel but it is far beyond the Israel agreement with kingdom’s nuclear program and only with Israel’s satisfaction the kingdom can continue its nuclear activities.

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