Sunday, March 05, 2006

Australia holds back on uranium sales to India

The recent weekend edition of the Financial Times (March 4/5) reports that Australia will continue its ban on the sale of uranium to India. Despite India's nuclear capabilities and its recent nuclear agreement with the U.S., Australia restricts its sales of uranium to countries that have signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Negotiations are in place to sell uranium to China, based on the fact that Beijing has signed the NPT.

An interesting editorial on the subject from The Australian.