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US committed to NSG membership for NSG

At the NSG summit in Seoul in June, China blocked India's bid for membership

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Publish Date: Sep 10 2016 11:56AM | Updated Date: Sep 10 2016 12:00PM

US committed to NSG membership for NSG

The US has reiterated its committed to India's membership months after Beijing thwarted New Delhi's bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

 
"Well, you know that discussions within that group are confidential within that group, so I'm not going to read out," Eizabeth Trudeau, Director of Press Office in the US State department has said.
 
"But the US remains committed. We believe India is ready for full membership. We will work towards that goal."
 
At the NSG summit in Seoul in June, China blocked India's bid for membership saying that a country has to be a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to become a member of the 48-nation bloc.
 
"In the last meeting, the NSG participating governments, as you know, did not reach a consensus decision - we spoke about it at the time - to admit any new applicant into the group," Trudeau said.
 
"We were disappointed in the outcome. We continue, though, and will be, continued to work constructively with India and with members of the NSG on India's accession in the months ahead," she added.