Nuclear Pact Gains Support




 
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Nuclear Pact Gains Support
 
September 7th, 2008  
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Nuclear Pact Gains Support
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 7, 2008

The United States gained key international backing Saturday for a bitterly contested plan to sell peaceful nuclear technology to India--a South Asia powerhouse that has tested atomic weapons but has refused to sign global nonproliferation accords. Washington said the landmark deal, which still needs U.S. congressional approval, will place India’s nuclear program under closer scrutiny. But detractors warned it could set a dangerous precedent in efforts to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction. The 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group, which governs the legal world trade in nuclear components and know-how, signed off on the deal after three days of contentious talks in Vienna and some concessions to countries insistent on holding India to its promises not to touch off a new nuclear arms race.
 


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