Trump was proposed to oust Russia and China from the nuclear technology market
The U.S. Department of Energy has sent President Donald Trump a strategy that states that the country should push Russia and China out of the nuclear technology markets and take the lead in this area.
The strategy is published on the website of the American agency.
“In the end, the US government will enter markets dominated by state-owned companies in Russia and China, and will regain our position as a world leader in exporting the best technologies in the field of nuclear energy, as well as stringent non-proliferation standards,” the strategy says.
Among the proposals of the Ministry of Energy is to prevent Russia and China from establishing strong relations with "a number of East European and African states." Also, in order to "ensure national security," the agency proposes to refuse to import nuclear fuel that was produced in the Russian Federation or China.
“The ability of foreign state-owned enterprises to provide a nuclear fuel processing cycle to establish dominant market positions and strong bilateral relations can pose serious geopolitical challenges for the United States,” the document says.
The Ministry of Energy believes that the ability of foreign state-owned enterprises to provide a nuclear fuel reprocessing cycle to establish dominant market positions and strong bilateral relations can pose significant geopolitical challenges for Washington.
Recall that on January 23 during the World Holocaust Forum in Israel, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the "nuclear five" to hold a meeting on the topic of current challenges and threats. Donald Trump agreed to a meeting. Earlier, the initiative was supported by French President Emmanuel Macron and Chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinpi.