Puri Shankaracharya supports nuke deal

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New Delhi, Jul 19 (UNI) Shankaracharya of Puri Swami Adokshyanand Tirthi today supported the Indo-US nuclear deal and asked all political parties to support the UPA on the issue.

The Shankaracharya suggested that the deal should be implemented at the earliest and asked all political parties to support it by rising above party lines.

At the same time, the Puri Shankaracharya warned the Government to be wary of the United States, keeping in mind the past experiences. ''India should not bow to US pressure while signing any deal,'' he added in a statement issued here.

He also appealed to intellectuals to support the agreement and asked the government to openly oppose any US designs against Iran.

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