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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

S Rajagopalan, "23 US organisations launch coalition to block N-deal,", January 17, 2008.

These reasons to feel uplifted must be balanced against other reasons to believe that parallel civil society organizations in India and Pakistan have been marginalized. More on that later.



WASHINGTON: In a new move aimed at blocking the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, 23 different American organisations have got together and launched a coalition to work with the US Congress and groups in 24 countries on this issue.

Announcing its “Campaign for Responsibility in Nuclear Trade”, the coalition claimed that the Indo-US pact would “dangerously weaken” non-proliferation efforts, embolden Iran and North Korea to develop nuclear weapons and “further destabilise” South Asia, particularly Pakistan.

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