GCC leaders aim at creating shared nuclear energy program
The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council concluded their two-day 27th Supreme Council conference (Jaber Summit) at Al-Dareyah Palace in Riyadh Sunday. At the end of the summit, it was announced the GCC states would look into creating a shared nuclear energy program.
An official statement said a study will explore a common nuclear program that can be used "for peaceful purposes."
"The [leaders] commissioned a study by members of the Gulf Cooperation Council to set up a common program in the area of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, according to international standards and systems," said the final statement, which was read by Abdul Rahman al-Attiyah, the secretary general of the political and economic bloc.
In recent times, the six Gulf countries have expressed worry over Iran's nuclear program that has lead to a standoff with the West. On Saturday, Gulf leaders again expressed their hope that the standoff with Iran can be "resolved peacefully."