According to a great article from the Huffington Post, 13 countries of this region are negotiating to acquire the technology to build nuclear plants. As an example of this the United Arab Emirates are negotiating to build reactors soon.
Why a region rich with two thirds of the global oil reserves would switch to another energy source ? We know we may have reached peak oil, and it seems that many countries are willing to meet their energy demand in another way.
Even if I have no problem with nuclear energy in general, I wonder if the “most volatile region in the world” could handle such a technology.