US to object to Pakistan-China nuclear reactor deal

Published: June 15, 2010

A Washington Post report on Tuesday said that the Obama administration has decided to object to Pakistan-China’s nuclear reactor deal.

Under the lucrative deal state-owned Chinese companies would supply Pakistan with two nuclear reactors.

The deal is expected to be discussed next week at a meeting in New Zealand of the 46-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group which monitors such transactions.

A state department spokesman said that the United States expects Beijing to cooperate with Pakistan in ways consistent with Chinese nonproliferation obligations.

Pakistan has not signed the non-proliferation treaty. It may be mentioned here that the US has already signed a civil nuclear deal with India. India has not signed the non-proliferation treaty either.

A senior US official had earlier said that the US had no objections to the deal.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • Stranger
    Jun 15, 2010 - 2:15PM

    Why America is dictating every one? Influencing every country to have dictatorship and at the same time dictating other nations.Recommend

  • Tahir Mahmood
    Jun 15, 2010 - 2:40PM

    What moral does America has over the deal after it did same with India. Shame on America if news has any truth. Recommend

  • Naqsh Khan
    Jun 15, 2010 - 5:05PM

    Let America object. That’s called political correctiveness. He can’t stop the deal, that’s for sure.Recommend

    Jun 15, 2010 - 5:44PM

    chaina is our friend as like USA friend of INDIA.Recommend

  • KM
    Jun 15, 2010 - 8:00PM

    And then they wonder why Pakistanis are so against them …Recommend

  • Sardar Khan.
    Jun 15, 2010 - 11:05PM

    Pakistanis must realise who is their best friend,which is China for sure.America has always stabbed us in the back.What right Americans have to object to this deal,while they themselves have made a deal with india a non signatory of NTP.Forget about americans and China should go ahead with it as soon as possible.Recommend

  • Muriam Butt
    Jun 15, 2010 - 11:25PM

    It proves that America thinks pakistan as its colony…….Recommend

  • Ali Haider
    Jun 15, 2010 - 11:39PM

    Long live Pak-China friendship.Recommend

  • Bilal
    Jun 16, 2010 - 12:34AM

    America and China….. Hmmmm….. Does somebody smell the burning?Recommend

  • Masood Hassan Raja
    Jun 16, 2010 - 7:52AM

    As for Pakidtan is concerned U.S is not fair enough.What it likes for New Delhi it doesn’t like for Islamabad.It opposes Iran Pakidtan pipeline project over twenty years.It does not help us to control load shedding.though we are alley in war againdt terror.On the other hand China wants us to be self reliance.From defence equipment to nuclear reactors Beijing always helps us.Washington always imposed sanctions when it didn’t need us.Keeping in view U.S is a signatory on UNSC resolutions on Kashmir. It can use force to implement UNSC resolutions on Kuwait but not on Kashmir.As it claims as leader of free world U.S must listen the cry of Kashmiri people who like Plastinian people are victim of state terrorism.Recommend

  • M Khan
    Jun 16, 2010 - 8:00AM

    This is a reality check for Pakistani for the millionth time.
    Till you yuppies, preppies, middle & upper middle class & the social butterflies come out on the streets and demand your country back ^ uncle ji out, keep whining & watching MTV!
    freedom is earned not wished. Harsh words but so true.Recommend

  • Hira Mir
    Jun 16, 2010 - 12:07PM

    @stranger. Good comment but bro tell me sumthin. Can I ever dictate you unless you too very weak?? We let others dictate us. In other words we are weak, terrorist have made us. Others are not powerful.Recommend

  • Mansoor Khalid
    Jun 17, 2010 - 2:34PM

    The objection might be due to certain security concerns but I believe if handled with good diplomacy, this shouldn’t be much of a problem.Recommend

  • Omer
    Jun 23, 2010 - 2:40PM

    @ Hira Mir: Agreed with you but we are week Morally, infact not WE but OUR LEADERSHIP is morally week. There are theives in their hearts since they are CURRUPTS.
    They can not take stand in front of US..Actually they are INELIGIBLE for what they ARE..!Recommend

  • Pakistan
    Jun 28, 2010 - 9:26AM

    America is against islam. They are destroying every muslim country in the world. Pakistan should get nuclear energy and weapons and should help muslim countries for getting nuclear weapons.Recommend

  • Jul 1, 2010 - 3:30PM

    Shame on AmericaRecommend

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