The comments were reported by the Jordan Times on 26 August.

The French nuclear giant Areva is also now expected to help Jordan with uranium enrichment and training of personnel.

The two countries signed a nuclear co-operation agreement on 30 May. In return for it’s nuclear expertise, France will be given the right to mine uranium in the south of the country.

Jordan has also concluded co-operation agreements with the UK, US, Canada and China, and is expected to also sign a deal with Russia (MEED 30:6:08).