US won't persuade 'special friends' India, Pak to sign NPT

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US won't persuade 'special friends' India, Pak to sign NPT

Bracketing both India and Pakistan as its 'very special friends', the United States has said that it would not pressurise these countries to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT).

Interacting with media persons during a press briefing here, US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher said the Obama Administration is in direct touch with both India and Pakistan over such issues and holds daily conversations with them.

"The countries that you mentioned are very special friends of the United States. We have conversations with them every day about many different things," Tauscher said while responding to a question that whether the US would persuade New Delhi and Islamabad to sign the NPT.

She, however, added: "We would like all countries to sign onto the NPT. We have a universality commitment, yes."

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/us-wont-persuade-special-friends-india-pak-to-sign-npt/609847/
 

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There is not a darn thing that the US can do about it either. Such statements only further strengthen the talk about accomodating India and Pakistan in an expanded NPT.
 

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