RAMALLAH, June 16 (JMCC) - Using uncharacteristically sharp language, Jordan's King Abdullah told the Wall Street Journal
in an interview that Israel
was blocking Jordan's attempts to develop a nuclear energy program.
...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.Read
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.
King Abdullah, a vital ally of Israel in a largely hostile Middle East, warned that Israeli meddling in its nuclear ambitions had helped plunge relations between the two countries to their lowest point since a peace agreement was signed in 1994.
the story at the Independent