Left repeats ‘no’ on IAEA pact

June 18th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Left parties Wednesday said the Manmohan Singh government should not go to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to finalise the India-specific safeguards agreement as there was no final opinion on the text of the pact. A meeting of the four Left parties, which extend a crucial legislative support to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government, decided to reject the government’s fresh request for a green signal to seal the IAEA pact.

The ageement with the IAEA is a necessary step to make the India-US nuclear deal operational.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left parties met hours after the government postponed a scheduled meeting of United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-Left nuclear committee.

The next meeting of the committee is scheduled June 25.

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