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2009, March: Kuwait takes step towards nuclear power

Kuwait's cabinet has approved a draft project to set up a national nuclear energy commission, the third Middle Eastern country to take steps towards establishing its own nuclear power program in recent months.

A statement from the Kuwaiti cabinet announced that a national committee for the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, headed by prime minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, would be tasked with setting up the policies required for a nuclear energy program in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The draft legislation to set up the commission must now be passed by parliament and endorsed by the country's ruler, Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
(source: world nuclear news)