We’re Giving Saudi Arabia Enriched Uranium, They’re Giving Us the Shaft
The United States is going to supply Saudi Arabia with enriched uranium: US unveils deals with Saudi on nuclear power, oil protection.
The White House said Washington and Riyadh were also to sign an agreement on nuclear cooperation that would clear the way for Saudi Arabia to receive enriched uranium for its reactors, without the need to master the fuel nuclear cycle itself as Iran has done.
Did I wake up in the Twilight Zone? Seven years after 9/11, we’re handing enriched uranium to the country that sponsored and inspired the terrorist plot.
And to show their appreciation for this magnanimous gesture, the Saudis will not do anything to bring down soaring oil prices: Saudis see no reason to raise oil production now.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabian leaders made clear Friday they see no reason to increase oil production until their customers demand it, apparently rebuffing President Bush amid soaring U.S. gasoline prices.
During Bush’s second personal appeal this year to King Abdullah, Saudi officials stuck to their position that they are already meeting demand, the president’s national security adviser told reporters.
“What they’re saying to us is … Saudi Arabia does not have customers that are making requests for oil that they are not able to satisfy,” Stephen Hadley said on a day when oil prices topped $127 a barrel, a record high.