US to press India and Pak to sign N-treaty

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US to press India and Pak to sign N-treaty
New York, May 1: Ahead of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference slated to be held next week at the UN headquarters, the United States has indicated that it will be pushing countries like India and Pakistan into joining the NPT.

“The US has had a long-standing policy of supporting the universal adherence to NPT," Susan Burk Special Representative of the President for nuclear non-proliferation said while speaking to a news agency.

The statement came in response to a question if Washington will be addressing the question of New Delhi and Islamabad"s absence from the NPT.

“And I am quite confident that the issue will be raised during the review conference, and there will be a desire to recommit the parties" support for that," she added.

India, Pakistan and Israel are the countries which have not signed the Nuke treaty.

The NPT conference is held every five years to review the progress in reaching the goal set out in the treaty.

The accord aims to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

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