Jordan, U.S. sign nuclear agreement


Jordan and the United States signed a nuclear energy agreement.

The memorandum of understanding, signed Sunday in Vienna, commits both nations to work together to develop “appropriate power reactors, fuel service arrangements, civilian training, nuclear safety, energy technology and other related areas,” according to a statement posted on the Web site of the U.S. embassy in Amman.

The agreement is part of the U.S.-led Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, an effort to promote clean energy while preventing proliferation of nuclear weapons. Jordan, like a number of other Arab nations, has suggested that it would consider a nuclear weapons program should Iran achieve one.

Recommended from JTA