Riyadh’s hopes of mining and processing uranium are drawing US ire.

Saudi Arabia is holding talks with a number of international nuclear players as it plans to award development contracts by end-2018 for two nuclear power plants with a combined generating capacity of 2.8GW.

Saudi nuclear agency Kacare lists Russia’s Rosatom, France’s EDF, China’s CNNC, Korea’s Kepco and US firm Westinghouse among nuclear technology providers with which it is holding talks....