Wednesday, 3 September 2008

india-US nuclear pact

was totally not intending to post today, after being involved with cooking for 40 people (after i got back from work), but couldn't resist this:

Tomorrow the secretive 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) will meet in Vienna to try again to give approval to the nuclear pact which has seen Prime Minister Manmohan Singh invest his political future in.

Despite its name the NSG reaches decisions by consensus and last month failed to do so when six small nations, led by New Zealand, refused to approve it.

It if fails to reach consensus tomorrow the deal is certain to die as negotiations will not leave enough time for the US Congress to ratify it before the departure from office of President George Bush.

it'll be really interesting to see how the vote goes. there is a lot at stake here for nz, and it seems that india has been pretty angry thus far that nz has been holding out.

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