India likely to seek clarification on Bush observation on fuel supplySeptember 12th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): India is expected to discuss US President George W Bush’’s observations that the fuel supply assurances were not legally binding and seek clarity on the issue.
According to reports, the observation made by Bush to the US Congress while presenting the 123 agreement for consideration is seen here as a different interpretation of the pact.
India is expected to take up the matter with the US to seek clarity as it has the potential of creating uncertainty over the fuel supplies issue.
The 123 agreement clearly specifies the responsibility of the US to ensure uninterrupted fuel supplies, even if it terminates its cooperation with India.
The agreement makes it incumbent on US to supply fuel by itself and by working with friends and allies to enable India to obtain full access to the international fuel market, including reliable, uninterrupted and continual access to fuel supplies from firms in several nations. (ANI)
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