US accepts India's stand on not signing NPT: State Dept Advisor

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Washington, Apr.10 (ANI): The United States has said that it realises that India would never sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and that it accepts New Delhi's stance on the issue.

Speaking during a briefing on the new US nuclear policy here, Special Adviser on non-proliferation and arms control to the US Department of State, Robert Einhorn, said it wants country like India and China to approve the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), following its approval by the US Senate.

Responding to a question as to why India, Israel and Pakistan were not included in the NPT, Einhorn said the Obama Administration wants these nations to work with it to help prevent proliferation of nuclear arms and technology know-how's.

"We call on all countries, whether they have chosen to join the NPT or not, to work together to limit, to prevent, the threat of further nuclear proliferation. Whether you're an NPT party or not, there's a common interest in ensuring that this regime does not unravel," The Dawn quoted Einhorn, as saying.

He also expressed concerns at the expanding nuclear capabilities of countries like Iran and North Korea, which have rejected America's non-proliferation regime. (ANI)

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