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Saudi Arabia has invited U.S. firms to take part in developing its civilian nuclear power program, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said Monday, adding the kingdom was not interested in diverting nuclear technology to military use.Reuters has reported that Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S.-based companies to form a consortium for a multibillion-dollar project to build two reactors and that those firms are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on a civil nuclear cooperation pact.Falih said Saudi Arabia was committed to restricting nuclear technology to civilian use.KACARE, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, is the Saudi government agency tasked with the nuclear plans.
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