US Ambassador Mulford hails NSG approvalSeptember 6th, 2008 - 11:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 6 (ANI): The United Stated on Saturday night hailed the waiver for India at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), and said that it will now move forward to clinch the approval of the Amercian Congress for the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement.
US Ambassador to India David C Mulford told media persons here, “We will now move forward to accomplish the final step with our Congress.
He went on to say that the agreement on the waiver for India would strengthen global non-proliferation initiatives.
Hailing the day as being triumphant for India, Mulford said, The Nuclear Suppliers Group consensus reached in Vienna on Saturday is a culmination of years of hardwork and cooperation between India and the US to bring India in the global civil nuclear mainstream.”
The waiver would also permit India to address its critical energy requirements and more importantly contribute to protecting our global environment,” Mulford added.
The NSG approval ends 34 years of isolation enforced upon India following the 1974 Pokhran nuclear tests.
India was given approval by the NSG in spite of not having signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which is unprecedented and a landmark step in the implementation of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal that will now go to the US Congress for approval. (ANI)
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