Israel said to express concerns to US over Saudi nuclear program

Israeli security and intelligence officials have recently reached out to their US counterparts to express concerns over Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program, the Walla news site reports.

The report, which quotes one unnamed Israeli official, says the Prime Minister’s Office is treating the matter with high sensitivity due to concerns about harming Israel’s unofficial ties with Saudi Arabia.

“There are worrying signs but it’s still not that clear to us what exactly is happening at this facility,” an Israeli official tells the news site, referring to recent reports that Saudi Arabia is developing a nuclear facility with China’s help.

The official adds: “It’s also pretty unclear to the Americans and the International Atomic Energy Agency what is going on there and IAEA officials intend to check into this with the Saudis.”

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