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US House Approves Nuclear Cooperation With India


Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his country will not accept possible changes by the U.S. Senate to legislation allowing the United States to share civilian nuclear technology with India.

Mr. Singh's comments Thursday followed Wednesday's approval by the U.S. House of Representatives of a bill to allow for the nuclear cooperation. The Senate is considering its own version of the bill.

The proposed law would allow the United States to resume selling nuclear technology to India. Sales were stopped in 1974 after India conducted its first nuclear weapons test.

Under the deal, India would be required to open its civilian nuclear plants to inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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