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Nuclear Power's Fading Moment in the Middle East

Jun 7, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
An employee works at the Rumaila natural gas power station in southern Iraq. Like most countries in the Middle East, Iraq relies on natural gas for much of its electricity generation.

An employee works at the Rumaila natural gas power station in southern Iraq. Like most countries in the Middle East, Iraq relies on natural gas for much of its electricity generation.

(HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the region want to use nuclear power to diversify their electrical grids. But the technology's declining economic competitiveness will limit ambitions to develop nuclear programs....

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