Nuclear Suppliers Make Progress on New Rules

By Miles A. Pomper

Efforts by nuclear suppliers to develop tougher rules restricting transfers of sensitive nuclear technologies appear to have made progress during Nov. 19-20 meetings in Vienna, according to diplomats involved in the process, with the possibility that the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) could adopt new rules this month. Meanwhile, the Department of State has told Congress that it does not believe that NSG rules permit Pakistan to receive additional reactors from China as Islamabad has claimed they do.

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