Left gives green signal to UPA to approach IAEA on safeguards agreementNovember 16th, 2007 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): After months of stalemated talks and barbs, parties representing the Left Front and the Manmohan Singh-led UPA Government today reached an agreement that will allow India to approach the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for talks on a safeguards agreement related to the 2005 US-India civil nuclear pact.
Disclosing this, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the outcome of talks with the IAEA will be presented before UPA-Left committee for its consideration.
The Left parties, however, made it clear that the Government would only negotiate, but would not enter any kind of agreement without the prior sanction of the UPA-Left Committee.
The Left parties maintained their stance that they would not let the operationalisation of the Indo-US nuclear deal without the committee’s approval. (ANI)
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