UPA trying to compromise with India's interest: CPI(M)

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New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM) today warned the people that UPA government, after binding itself fully to the Bush administration on the nuclear deal, will now go forward to further compromise India's interests.

The party, in a press statement, today said the draft submitted by the US seeking a waiver on sanctions on nuclear trade for India from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and the subsequent discussions makes clear that the Hyde Act conditions will be built into this waiver.

The draft itself has suggested imposition of several implicit conditions on India like the extension of the voluntary moratorium on nuclear tests to a multilateral undertaking, acceptance of any future changes in NSG guidelines without embedding the 123 and other agreements in the waiver and constraints on enrichment and reprocessing as well as other dual use technologies by referring to various sections of the Guidelines.

All of these were to ensure that the NSG waiver conformed to the Hyde Act conditions, the release added.

The release said whatever wording the US will make in a revised draft as in the case of the 123 Agreement and the IAEA safeguards agreements, the NSG waiver too will be in conformity with the unacceptable conditions of the Hyde Act. The whole attempt is to see that the text of the waiver is so drafted that will allow the Indian government to claim that it has virtually got a clean waiver, it added.

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