Washington DC, May 25: The United States has hinted that it would not oppose the China-Pak nuclear deal if it is in recognition with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) rules, said P J Crowley, the state department spokesman at a press meeting on Monday, May 24.
"We will seek to make sure that, should this deal go forward, it is in compliance with the rules of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)," he said.
He said that he is not sure whether the issue would come up in the ongoing discussions with China as Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of the State, is in China. He said that US is talking to China more broadly about the implications of the nuclear deal.
Two noted American scholars on South Asia had previously hinted that there are signs of Obama administration to soften its response towards Sino-Pak nuclear cooperation.