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Posted By: love
Subject: U.S., India sign unprecedented nuclear deal
Date Posted: 19 October 2008 at 3:58am
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file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - NukeSince our economy here in the U.S can not afford to continue in the nuclear industry, we are outsourcing dangerous jobs (a threat to all lands & people) to places like India.  This is a shameful decision on the part of the U.S. government. These jobs have cost people their lives and the security and safety of the environment in the U.S.  We can not continue to operate this way as a global community. 

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee exchange documents after signing a nuclear cooperation agreement during a ceremony at the State Department on Friday.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

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file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - WASHINGTON - The United States and India signed an accord Friday that allows American businesses to sell nuclear fuel, technology and reactors to India, reversing a three-decade ban on atomic trade with the fast-growing nuclear-armed Asian power.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - The civilian nuclear cooperation agreement, the result of three years of often frustrating political and diplomatic wrangling, marks a major shift in U.S. policy toward India after decades of mutual wariness. India has faced a nuclear trade ban since its first atomic test in 1974 and has refused to sign nonproliferation accords.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - "This is truly a historic occasion," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a crowd gathered for the signing ceremony in the State Department's ornate Benjamin Franklin Room. "Many thought this day would never come, but doubts have been silenced now."

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - The two countries "now stand as equals, closer together than ever before," said Rice, with India's foreign minister, Pranab Mukherjee, sitting by her side.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - The Bush administration portrays the accord as the cornerstone of a new strategic relationship with a friendly democracy that borders China and Pakistan and that supporters hail as a responsible nuclear power.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - India's government hopes the deal will bring a new source of desperately needed energy as it works to lift millions out of poverty.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - Mukherjee said his country looks forward to working with American companies eager to enter India's multibillion-dollar nuclear market. More access to nuclear power, he said, also will boost India's industry and rural development and help every sector of the economy grow.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - He called the accord a sign "of the transformed relationship and partnership that our two countries are building together."

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Indian critics say the pact could cap the country's nuclear weapons program and allow the United States to dictate Indian foreign policy.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - Opponents in the United States say the extra fuel the measure provides could boost India's nuclear weapons stockpile by freeing up its domestic fuel for use in weapons. That, they say, could spark a nuclear arms race in Asia, where neighboring Pakistan and China also have atomic weapons.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - U.S. lawmakers opposed to the plan have said it ruins the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the global agreement that provides civilian nuclear trade in exchange for a pledge from nations not to pursue nuclear weapons and which India refuses to sign.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - President Bush this week signed into law the congressionally approved plan to start nuclear trade in exchange for safeguards and U.N. inspections at India's civilian, but not military, nuclear plants. The accord marks a rare foreign policy victory for Bush in his final months in office.

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Admin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_editdata.mso - Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced their intention to pursue nuclear cooperation in July 2005. U.S. lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the deal in a conditional form in late 2006. It then overcame strong political opposition in India, where critics threatened to bring down Singh's government, denouncing the accord as a ploy to make India Washington's pawn.

Posted By: seekshidayath
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 4:14am
Wa'laikum Salam WRWB,
I don't check this section much. Thanks for notifying me.
Yes, finally the deal is done. After lots of discussions and debates, this bill was passed in India. Even the ruling govt was about to collapse. But thanks to the politics of India, that it was finally, sent
Even i were amongst those who opposed the deal. Anyways, now that it is done, its waste of time to oppose it. We are now to face the consequences.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."

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