Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Australia Considers India Uranium Sale.

Australia's prime minister has said he will consider selling uranium to India if he is convinced about New Delhi's commitment to follow global nuclear safeguards for its civilian reactors.

John Howard's comments came as he began a four-day visit to India late on Sunday, days after New Delhi and Washington sealed a nuclear deal expected to give India access to the global market for fuel and reactors to meet its soaring energy needs.

Australia has almost half of the world's known uranium resources and it is keen to increase exports, but its policy rules out sales to countries such as India that have not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty [NPT].

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