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Jordan claims Israel is blocking nuclear plan

Catrina Stewart in Jerusalem

Published 16/06/2010 | 05:00

JORDAN'S KING Abdullah II has accused Israel of making "underhand" efforts to prevent the Middle Eastern country from developing a peaceful nuclear energy programme.

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In an interview with the 'Wall Street Journal', King Abdullah said Israel had sought to persuade countries such as France and South Korea not to sell Jordan the nuclear technology it needs to develop its own civilian nuclear power industry.

"There are countries, Israel in particular, that are more worried about us being economically independent than the issue of nuclear energy, and have been voicing their concerns," King Abdullah said.

"There are many such reactors in the world and a lot more coming, so [the Israelis should] go mind their own business." (© Independent News Service)

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