On March 2, a delegation led by US Energy Secretary Rick Perry met with Saudi officials in London. The parties opened discussions on a potential deal that would allow the Gulf state to purchase nuclear power plants from American contractors. The prospect of a nuclear cooperation agreement between the US and Saudi Arabia raises a number of questions. What sparked these negotiations? Would a deal undermine nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East? How will other regional actors respond? We will consider these and other questions in this week's MENA Salon.
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The MENA Salon is a weekly guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.