IAEA chief in Saudi on Gulf nuclear plan


The official Saudi news agency SPA said merely that their talks focused on "questions of common interest," without giving any details.



ElBaradei is due on Thursday to meet Abdulrahman al-Attiyah, secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, whom he met in February to discuss a proposed nuclear programme by the six monarchies, a GCC official told AFP.



During their annual meeting in Riyadh last December, heads of state of the GCC countries announced their determination to develop a joint nuclear technology programme for peaceful use under international rules.



The six GCC countries are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.



SPA said that ElBaradei would also visit Oman and Jordan.


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