Pakistan offers global nuclear fuel services

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  1. bhramos

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    Updated at: 2315 PST, Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani made the public offer in a statement of his country's commitments presented at US President Barack Obama's two-day summit on nuclear security. The written statement was distributed on Tuesday.

    "As a country with advanced fuel capability, Pakistan is in a position to provide nuclear fuel cycle services under IAEA (UN International Atomic Energy Agency) safeguards, and to participate in any non-discriminatory nuclear fuel cycle assurance mechanism," Gilani's statement said.

    Gilani said that Pakistan "is strongly committed to nuclear security."

    He added that Pakistan "would continue to refine and modernize its technical and human resources and mechanisms on safety and security of nuclear weapons, nuclear materials, facilities and assets."

    "Pakistan has maintained the highest standards for non-proliferation,"() he added. "When problems surfaced we addressed them definitively and kept the international community informed."

    Gilani told delegates there was nothing to worry about.()

    "Today a robust command and control system is in place, which protects our strategic assets against theft, diversion, and accidental or unauthorized use (?)," he said.

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    Pakistan makes surprise offer of nuclear fuel services


    PM Gilani said that Pakistan had more than 35 years’ experience of operating nuclear power plants, a highly trained manpower and a well-established safety and security culture. —Photo by Reuteres

    Pakistan has said that it has acquired advanced nuclear fuel cycle capability and can offer it to the rest of the world under IAEA safeguards.

    The offer, contained in a national statement presented at a two-day summit which concluded in Washington on Tuesday, reflected Islamabad’s desire to gain recognition as a nuclear state.

    “As a country with advanced fuel cycle capability, Pakistan is in a position to provide nuclear fuel cycle services under IAEA safeguards, and to participate in any non-discriminatory nuclear fuel cycle assurance mechanism,” the document said.

    At the summit, Pakistan also reiterated its proposals for establishing a strategic restraint regime in South Asia.

    The policy paper released during the conference stressed that such a regime would “promote nuclear and missile restraint, a balance in conventional forces, and conflict resolution”.

    Pakistan said that it had already concluded with India risk reduction and confidence-building measures which included a hot line, prior notification of ballistic missile tests, and an agreement on reducing the risk of accidents relating to nuclear weapons.

    “More than ever, India and Pakistan need a substantive, structured and sustained dialogue on all issues, including nuclear CBMs,” the Pakistani statement said.

    It also underlined Pakistan’s legitimate needs for power generation to meet the growing energy demand of its expanding economy.

    “Civil nuclear power generation under IAEA safeguards is an essential part of our national energy security plan to support sustained economic growth and industrial development,” the statement pointed out.

    In his address at the inaugural dinner on Monday night, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told the participants that Pakistan had more than 35 years’ experience of operating nuclear power plants, a highly trained manpower and a well-established safety and security culture.

    “Pakistan qualifies for participation in civil nuclear cooperation at the international level. We urge all relevant forums to give Pakistan access to nuclear technology for peaceful uses, in a non-discriminatory manner,” he said.

    China’s Support

    Pakistan received support from a trusted ally in its quest for civil nuclear technology on Tuesday when China declared that every country had the right to the peaceful use of nuclear technology.

    “We strongly support efforts to enhance international nuclear security and the equal right of all countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy,” said the Chinese national statement presented at the conference.

    The Chinese statement at the nuclear summit, however, aimed primarily at clarifying its position on the US-Iran dispute on this issue.

    During the two-day summit, the United States and its allies demanded measures to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear technology because they feared that Tehran would use it for making weapons, which in turn would destabilise the entire Middle East.

    On Monday, US President Barack Obama secured a promise from President Hu Jintao of China to join negotiations on a new package of sanctions against Iran, administration officials said, but Mr Hu made no specific commitment to backing measures that the United States considered severe enough to force a change in direction in Iran’s nuclear programme.

    The Chinese national statement also reiterated Beijing’s commitment to the policies of “no first use of nuclear weapons, at any time and under any circumstances”.

    It emphasised China’s “unequivocal commitment to “not to use or threat to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapon states or in nuclear-free zones”.

    Obama’s Warning

    President Obama warned that the risk of a nuclear attack had increased as terrorists sought nuclear materials.

    Taking a cue from the American leader, India too emphasised this point in a national statement it submitted to the two-day nuclear summit in Washington.

    “The world community should join hands to eliminate the risk of sensitive and valuable materials and technologies falling into hands of terrorists and illicit traffickers. There should be zero tolerance for individuals and groups which engage in illegal trafficking in nuclear items,” said the Indian statement.

    Each nation participating in the 47-state conference has submitted a national statement, spelling out its policies and aspirations on the nuclear issue. The rules of the conference prevent participants from targeting any particular nation, forcing India not to name Pakistan but the Indian statement included hints that seek to implicate Islamabad.

    Speaking on the final day of the summit, President Obama said even though the threat of nuclear war between nations had decreased, terrorist groups like Al Qaeda were working to acquire nuclear materials.

    Mr Obama said the new nuclear threat facing the world after the end of the Cold War was “cruel irony of history”. He warned that world leaders must act now and not simply talk about securing nuclear materials.

    Seeking to lend force to his warning, Mr Obama said that dozens of countries held nuclear materials that could be sold or stolen, and that a weapon fashioned from an apple-size piece of plutonium could kill or injure hundreds of thousands of people. “Terrorist networks such as Al Qaeda have tried to acquire the material for a nuclear weapon, and if they ever succeed, they would surely use it. Were they to do so, it would be a catastrophe for the world,” he said.

    Mr Obama urged the international community to take joint action against nuclear terrorism and secure or destroy vulnerable stockpiles of nuclear materials that the terrorists could acquire.

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  4. A.V.

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    joke of the century



    another joke


    now serious stuff is pakistan a member of NPT group of nations?
    NSG group of countries wont allow that who will but it from pakistan other than the black market thugs

    nice diplomatic words and move but with ZERO potential
     
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    it cant take care of its N-needs, but want to help the World.
    What a silly Joke.
     
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    Well its not a joke but careful maneuvering.Pakistan has thrown a dice toi legalized its illegal nuclear walmart under the auspices of IAEA with eye on the goal of civil nuke deal.
     
  7. anoop_mig25

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    well a nice way to get civilian nuclear deal from world now they can help resolve iran nuclear standoff .they can process Iranian nuclear fuel .since iran can ship its nuclear fuel to Pakistan.
     
  8. Yusuf

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    Did you guys notice that Gilani has been using this term for Pakistan for the last few days. "Pakistan is a country with advanced nuclear technology", a phrase made famous by Bush in reference to India and now Pakistan is just latching onto it. Must say, they just love having everything india has and that includes praise phrases!!!
     
  9. gogbot

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    A.Q khan , enough said

    For their proliferation standards

    Where is A.Q Khan , safety under house arrest in Pakistan , so as to hid all their dirty secrets on proliferation.

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    Pak can dream on if it expects nuke deal.

    It needs to at least hand over A.Q Khan so he can spill the beans first.

    Then work can be done , on how Pakistan is included into nuclear establishment.
     
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    WASHINGTON: The United States has urged both India and Pakistan to limit the number of their nuclear weapons and secure their stockpiles, while emphasising that Pakistan needs to be ‘invested’ in the non-proliferation regime rather than being singled out as a violator.

    In a speech at the University of Louisville in Kentucky on Friday evening, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broached this issue rather carefully, noting that the United States and Russia had “so many more weapons than any of the other countries by a very, very big margin”.

    And before mentioning the two South Asian nuclear states, she noted that there were other countries that pursued nuclear weapons too.

    “India and Pakistan, for example, have done so in a way that has upset the balance of nuclear deterrent,” she said.

    “And that’s why we’re working with both countries very hard to try to make sure that their nuclear stockpiles are well tended to and that they participate with us in trying to limit the number of nuclear weapons.”

    At a separate briefing, Assistant Secretary of State P. J. Crowley approached the issue of Pakistan’s refusal to endorse the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in a different way, indicating the possibility that the United States would like to see Pakistan included in a new arrangement rather than singling it out as a pariah state.

    Mr Crowley, when asked to explain the reasons for inviting Pakistan to the nuclear summit and for Washington’s confidence in Islamabad’s commitment to non-proliferation, argued that the US “wants to see Pakistan be part of the solution in the future”.

    “We’ve had significant discussions with Pakistan on these issues. But if we’re going to strengthen the non-proliferation regime going forward, we want to see Pakistan invested in this process,” he stressed.

    “And to the extent that other countries demonstrate through their cooperation with the international community that they are willing to assume that same responsibility, then the door would be open for further cooperation,” the spokesman added.Both statements – important on their own – assume a greater significance because of a two-day nuclear summit US President Barack Obama inaugurates in Washington on Monday.

    A total of 47 countries, including India and Pakistan, are attending the conference, which focuses on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and on preventing terrorists from acquiring nuclear materials.

    In her speech, Secretary Clinton indicated that the participation of India and Pakistan in the nuclear summit provides the United States with an opportunity to discuss both the issues — proliferation and nuclear terrorism — with them.

    Her decision to talk about both India and Pakistan — despite a US nuclear deal with New Delhi — indicates a realisation in Washington that singling out Islamabad on an issue of such a strategic importance to both will send negative signals and harm US interests in the region.

    Also while talking about nuclear terrorism, she avoided naming any country. Instead, she described nuclear terrorism and proliferation as a challenge confronting the entire international community. “A challenge that is bigger than any one administration or any political party. It is protecting our families, our neighbours, our nation and our allies,” she observed.

    Mr Crowley went a step ahead, expressing confidence in Pakistan’s ability to protect its atomic programme. While doing so, he also highlighted Islamabad’s cooperation in shutting down the A. Q. Khan network, coupled with the safeguards put in place for its strategic assets.

    “Pakistan recently has demonstrated a willingness to help the international community shut down the A. Q. Khan network. We still have questions about that and we still pursue those with Pakistan,” he said.

    The US official said that Dr Khan’s activities had made Pakistan a source of concern in the past, but since then Islamabad had “demonstrated that it can secure its own nuclear weapons programme, and we have confidence in the steps that Pakistan has taken”.

    Mr Crowley said the three countries - Iran, North Korea, Syria that were not invited to the nuclear security summit – were currently not cooperating with the international community on the security question, while Pakistan was.

    Secretary Clinton also stressed this point, pointing out that nuclear proliferation, including the programmes pursued by North Korea and Iran, also endangered US troops and its allies.

    “Proliferation endangers our forces, our allies and our broader global interests. And to the extent it pushes other countries to develop nuclear weapons in response, it can threaten the entire international order,” she added.

    Hillary Clinton also spelled out the Obama administration’s new nuclear policy released this week, noting that the main elements of the US strategy were “to safeguard our country and allies against nuclear attack” by supporting the basic framework of the NPT.
     
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  11. LETHALFORCE

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    EG is USA going to get Pakistan an NSG waiver to do this??
     
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    I must say too early to say anything, Abe picture baqi ha, nothing's going to happen within a few months, it going to take some years
     
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    This is a good development having another non-NPT signatory member get an NSG waiver will further weaken and eventually get rid of the NPT.
     
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    WASHINGTON: The United States has said that it wants countries like Pakistan to help prevent further proliferation of nuclear weapons even if they are not willing to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    Robert J. Einhorn, special adviser on non-proliferation and arms control to the US Department of State, also said that Washington wanted India, Pakistan and China to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, once it was approved by the US Senate.

    At a briefing in Washington on the new US nuclear policy, Mr Einhorn said the US realised that India might never sign the NPT and accepted the Indian position.

    Asked why India, Pakistan and Israel were exempted from the NPT, the official said: “We call on all countries, whether they have chosen to join the NPT or not, to work together to limit, to prevent, the threat of further nuclear proliferation. Whether you’re an NPT party or not, there’s a common interest in ensuring that this regime does not unravel.”

    He warned that the non-proliferation regime was under considerable threat these days, especially because of the non-compliance of North Korea and Iran. The answer indicates a new understanding in Washington that countries like India, Pakistan and Israel cannot be forced to give up their nuclear programmes and that’s why the international community needs to find a way to work with them.

    While the US has not yet spelled out a clear position on Pakistan’s nuclear programme, it already had taken a giant step towards establishing India as a nuclear power by signing a nuclear energy deal with New Delhi.
     
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    Is the US hinting at working to include India, Pakistan and Israel into the NPT as nuke haves? Hmmmm
     
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    pakistan as nook state is sharam-sharam.The US diatribe against iran will automatically collapse.NPT itself will lapse
     
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    Sharm sharm, I thoguht its a karam karam, It has been already stated that Pak is a Nuclear State & World has to accept it as a reality, Now you can go on with Sharm Sharm Sharmeela, Because the Sharm Karam of India has not stopped Americans from including Pakistan in Nuclear Safety Summit

    may be its all been played for Iran just look at this line

     
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    why would all nations work together to rally around the NPT when Obama wants to attack a nation that is an NPT signatory??
     
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    Who was this summit targetting? Lose nukes getting to al qaeda or iran? All along i have just heard lose nukes.
     
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    This is what they are advertising the meeting as, but it may have a lot to do with Iran. Many nations have taken Iran's side including the BRIC nations and this meeting may have been labelled nuclear safety meeting so it dosen't look like another diplomatic failure for Obama.
     
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    I have not seen a concerted effort in the summit. May be obama had a one on one with relevant nations about it. But nothing in the summit.
    So if the talk of the summit was only lose nukes falling into wrong hands, then the conference was actually targeting Pakistan as that is where the concerns for such a thing stems from.
    This summit just didnt make sense to me. What road map has been set? Just that the US wants lose nukes secured in 4 years. And i dont even get the thought behind the four year deadline. Does it mean that some terror organisations are about 4 or 5 years away from making a bomb? the summit was a waste of time.
     

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