Monday, September 8, 2008

Statement on Civil Nuclear Cooperation with India

September 6, 2008

Arms Control Association

"In an unprecedented move that will undermine the value of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and the already beleaguered nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the NSG reluctantly agreed today in Vienna to exempt NPT hold-out India from its guidelines that require comprehensive international safeguards as a condition of nuclear trade.

The decision is a nonproliferation disaster of historic proportions that will produce harm for decades to come. Contrary to the Orwellian claims of the George W. Bush administration, the India-specific exemption from NSG rules and safeguards standards does not 'bring India into the nuclear nonproliferation mainstream'."

For more details on this issue, and a final version of the statement, click on the link below.

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