US reviewing China's nuclear assistance plan to Pakistan


Express May 11, 2010

WASHINGTON:

The United States said it is carefully reviewing China's plans to build two civilian nuclear reactors in Pakistan, urging all nations to respect non-proliferation commitments.


The China National Nuclear Corporation has agreed to finance two more civilian reactors at the Chashma site in Pakistan.


US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg said discussions are underway about the issue and the United States has not yet "reached a final conclusion." He added that it is essential to continue to engage on the question, about whether the plan is permitted under the understandings of the IAEA.


Some analysts believe China was emboldened to go ahead with the deal after the United States signed a landmark nuclear agreement with India in 2008.


COMMENTS (1)

Babar sajjad | 10 years ago | Reply **Aslamo Alikm I m very happy bcoz express tribune has well information for me. Pleas Send his in My city Mirpur A.k Aslamo Alikm**
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ