U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that a deal lifting a ban on nuclear trade with India would be signed shortly.
“The president will sign the agreement very soon,” she said. The signing had earlier been postponed because of administrative matters.
“Let me be clear, the 123 agreement is done, it’s just a matter of signing that agreement,” Rice said, referring to the name of the deal, which removes a ban on U.S. nuclear trade with India.
At a luncheon, External Affairs Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee praised Rice and U.S. President Bush for their efforts.
Posted on October 4, 2008 by Texas Hill Country