Text of the NSG India Waiver

ACA has “it.”:http://www.armscontrol.org/system/files/Final+Version+of+Statement.pdf

I am still thinking about it, but Daryl has some “action.”:http://www.armscontrol.org/node/3340/print This part jumped out at me:

The text of the NSG’s Sept. 6 statement on India — along with the national statements issued today by Austria, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and others — indicates that even if the NSG guidelines are not as clear as they should be or fail to include key provisions to reduce the adverse nonproliferation consequences, for all practical purposes:

– NSG states should not and will not likely engage in “full” nuclear trade with India;

– NSG states should and very likely would terminate nuclear trade with India if it resumes testing; and

– India’s compliance with it pre-2005 nonproliferation commitments and the implementation of bilateral trade with India will be reviewed on a regular (probably annual) basis by the NSG.

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