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Britain hails landmark US-India nuclear deal

Britain welcomed Saturday a deal to lift a 34-year-old embargo on nuclear trade with India, saying it will make a "significant contribution" to global energy and climate security.

The comment came after the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  finally secured approval in Vienna for a one-off waiver for India by the Nuclear Suppliers Group, which controls the export and sale of nuclear technology.

"It is very welcome that the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG NSG Naturschutzgebiet (German: Nature Reserve)
NSG Nuclear Suppliers Group
NSG National System for Geospatial-Intelligence
NSG Naval Security Group
NSG National Security Guards (India) 
) has reached agreement on civil nuclear co-operation with India," said Foreign Secretary David Miliband in a statement.

"We believe it will make a significant contribution to energy and climate security, as well as developmental and economic objectives, for India and the international community."

He added: "India's clear commitment to a voluntary unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing Nuclear tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield and explosive capability of nuclear weapons. Throughout the twentieth century, most nations that have developed nuclear weapons have staged tests of them.  is also important.

"Today's result represents a gain for the non-proliferation regime by bringing India further into the broader non-proliferation framework, a framework the UK firmly supports," he said.

NSG rules prohibit nuclear trading with India because it refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty, developed atomic bombs in secret and conducted its first nuclear test in 1974.

Washington has wanted a special waiver to share civilian nuclear technology with New Delhi New Delhi (dĕl`ē), city (1991 pop. 294,149), capital of India and of Delhi state, N central India, on the right bank of the Yamuna River. . It argues the deal would bring India into the NPT NPT National Pipe Taper (pipe thread specification)
NPT Non-Proliferation Treaty
NPT Nonprofit Times
NPT Newport (Rhode Island)
NPT Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
NPT Neath Port Talbot
 fold and help combat global warming global warming, the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution.  by letting it develop low-polluting nuclear energy.
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