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Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry seeking clarification following reports that the Trump Administration granted companies permission to sell nuclear technologies to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The letter cites the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 which requires all international nuclear partnerships to be Congressionally certified under a 123 agreement, something to which Saudi Arabia and the U.S. are not partners. The letter mentions that many in Congress worry Saudi officials have interest in developing a nuclear weapon, and do not want to encourage a nuclear race between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Senators Send Letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry seeking clarification following reports that the Trump Administration granted companies permission to sell nuclear technologies to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The letter cites the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 which requires all international nuclear partnerships to be Congressionally certified under a 123 agreement, something to which Saudi Arabia and the U.S. are not partners. The letter mentions that many in Congress worry Saudi officials have interest in developing a nuclear weapon, and do not want to encourage a nuclear race between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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