U.S. Must Suspend Deal If India Tests Another Nuke

On Oct. 1, while the attention of the Congress and the country was understandably focused on the presidential election and our economic crisis, Congress approved the controversial U.S.-India civil nuclear agreement.

This arrangement would end India’s nuclear isolation and allow that nation to engage in nuclear trade for the first time since it tested a nuclear weapon in 1974.

But after congressional approval, the Indian government refused to sign the agreement. It stated that no deal would be finalized until President Bush signed the deal in Washington first. Mr. Bush complied and signed the agreement first and the Indians followed.

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