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2008-09-02 18:00:26

China is calling for "balance" between non-proliferation concerns and peaceful civilian nuclear power use in India's quest to obtain nuclear fuel imports. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Tuesday that China has a "clear and consistent" stance on nuclear cooperation between the United States and India, which is seeking to have a nuclear importation ban lifted, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. "China hopes the (45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group of...

2008-08-01 12:00:31

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Ron Somers of U.S.-India Business Council, +1-202-463- 5626, rsomers@uschamber.com Historic Agreement Good for India, Good for the Environment, and Good for Nuclear Safety and Nonproliferation U.S.-India Business Council Launches Advocacy Campaign on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) applauds the decision of the 35-member Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),...

2006-08-17 11:03:14

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Thursday it would not accept changes to an agreement with the U.S. for use of fuel and equipment in its nuclear programs. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rejected charges by lawmakers that his coalition was succumbing to U.S. pressure to cap atomic research and weapons projects. "We will not agree to any dilution that will prevent us from securing full civilian nuclear benefits," Singh told the upper house of parliament at the end of...

2006-08-04 06:56:27

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - The United States assured India on Friday that the final legislation to approve a landmark nuclear pact would stick to a draft agreed by the two countries and not include any dealbreakers. The nuclear energy cooperation deal, under which India will get access to U.S. nuclear fuel and equipment despite not having signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, received an initial approval by the U.S. House of Representatives last week. It needs to be approved...

2006-07-11 10:16:05

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - G8 leaders meeting this week are likely to give tacit approval to a controversial deal giving India access to U.S. nuclear technology, despite fears this could undermine non-proliferation efforts, diplomats say. They say leaders from the Group of Eight industrialized nations are likely to come up with a form of wording which provides a lukewarm acknowledgment of the deal at their meeting in St. Petersburg on July 15-17. This would boost U.S....

2006-06-29 12:39:28

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday gave initial approval to a civilian nuclear cooperation deal with India, hailing it as the cornerstone of ties with an important new ally. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed bipartisan legislation endorsing the deal and setting rules for final approval on a 16 to 2 vote. There was little wrangling over nonproliferation concerns that had dogged earlier debate over the...

2006-06-29 11:55:51

By Carol Giacomo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key U.S. Senate committee gave initial approval on Thursday to a sweeping civilian nuclear cooperation deal with India, hailing it as the cornerstone of ties with an important new ally. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed bipartisan legislation endorsing the deal and setting rules for final approval on a 16 to 2 vote, with little wrangling over non-proliferation concerns that had dogged earlier debate over the agreement. The...

2006-06-29 11:53:33

By Carol Giacomo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key U.S. Senate committee gave initial approval on Thursday to a sweeping civilian nuclear cooperation deal with India, hailing it as the cornerstone of ties with an important new ally. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed bipartisan legislation endorsing the deal and setting rules for final approval on a 16 to 2 vote, with little wrangling over non-proliferation concerns that had dogged earlier debate over the agreement. The...

2006-06-20 20:10:38

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress, under Bush administration pressure, is preparing to take initial action on a controversial U.S.-India nuclear agreement which critics say violates Washington's international obligations. After a period in which critics seemed to have the momentum, lawmakers are drafting legislation that is expected to be voted on by the House of Representatives International Relations Committee and Senate Foreign...

2006-06-14 09:45:19

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and the United States made good progress at talks to finalize the draft of a landmark nuclear agreement and a pact was expected to be concluded soon, officials of the two countries said on Wednesday. The comments came at the end of three days of talks between negotiators seeking to iron out differences over the deal, which would allow sales of U.S. nuclear reactors and fuel to India. "The talks were positive and constructive. We hope to conclude them as...


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