Civil Nuclear Agreement Countries

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[113] A seven-member NSG panel proposed to include some of the U.S. provisions. Hyde Act in the final declaration of waiver. [114] Daryll Kimball, executive director of the Washington-based Arms Control Association, said the NSG should at least “clarify that nuclear trade with India will end if it resumes testing for one reason or another. If India cannot accept such conditions, it indicates that India is not serious about its moratorium on nuclear testing. [115] Former Indian President and famous Indian scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam also supported the deal and noted that New Delhi could break its “voluntary moratorium” on further nuclear testing in the “greater national interest.” [145] However, analyst M K Bhadrakumar abstained. He said the consensus within NSG was reached on the basis of Pranab Mukherjee`s voluntary commitment to India`s voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing, which allowed India to make a “multilateral commitment” that brings it to the “CTBT and the NPT”. [146] Meanwhile, the United States, shortly after the announcement of the Atoms for Peace program, began using the program to build influence. In 1955, the United States signed its first Agreement 123 to assist Turkey in nuclear research.

Until 1967, the United States had 34 agreements in force, two-thirds of which were exclusively for research. Among these early countries were Israel, Iran, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Venezuela and Vietnam. Some of these early agreements have drawn criticism over the years for the role they have played in the unintentional acceleration of nuclear weapons programs around the world.

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