EUMA brings India into non-proliferation: US

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Washington, Jul 23: A US spokesman said on Wednesday, Jul 22 that India signing the end-user monitoring agreement (EUMA) during the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has brought India into the nuclear non-proliferation mainstream.

US State Department spokesman Robert Wood said, "We're very proud and we believe that this agreement between the US and India is important in our overall global non-proliferation efforts, and we believe that this agreement has brought India into the nuclear non-proliferation mainstream."

Speaking about the EUM he said, "What end-user means is basically making sure that the material, once it's delivered, it does not go to any other party, unless there is some sort of agreement by the United States. I mean that's, in essence, what end-user means."

When asked to comment on the strong political reaction to the EUM in India, Wood said, "India made a conscious decision to sign this agreement. It's in - India has said it's in its best interests."

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