Washington, Mar 30: With successful conclusion of a nuclear fuel reprocessing agreement with India, the top Obama administration officials said that it has deepened relationship between the two countries.
Speaking to reporters, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P J Crowley said, "I think it's a reflection of the deepening of our relationship. We think that the 123 Agreement is in the interest of both the United States, India, and has broader impact as well."
Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Ellen Tauscher pointed to the significant and prized relationship between the two countries.
"We're very happy to see that this agreement is moving forward, and the reprocessing agreement is one piece of a very large 123 Agreement, and we're happy to see that it"s moved forward," Tauscher said.
The State Department also released the text of the arrangements and procedures agreed between India and the United States.
The advanced consent agreement grants India to reprocess spent fuel of US origin and fuel burned in US reactors.