Yemen Goes Nuclear! [Archives:1999/09/Front Page]

March 1 1999

In its weekly cabinet meeting on 24/2/99, the Government of Yemen decided to establish the National Nuclear Energy Agency charged with the task of obtaining and developing nuclear energy in Yemen. The cabinet also appointed Dr. Mustafa Bahran, the Science Advisor to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, to head the agency.
The cabinet emphasized that nuclear energy will be used for peaceful and development purposes. NNEA will also monitor levels of radioactivity in imported goods.