Saudis weigh proposals to mine, enrich uranium independent of West; U.S. IDs Lebanese money launderers, drug traffickers; Israel follows U.S. lead, trains combat soldiers in Arabic

February 2011
Geo-Strategy Direct;2/9/2011, p7
The article offers news briefs related to the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is considering proposals to mine and enrich uranium to make itself independent of western suppliers. The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned nine Lebanese and 19 organizations linked to the money laundering and cocaine network of Ayman Joumaa. The military intelligence of Israel has drafted a crash course on Arabic for the infantry units of its Army.


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