Australia not to supply uranium to India
Melbourne: Australia Tuesday ruled out changing its policy and said it would not supply uranium to India, which is seeking fuel for its nuclear energy programme, a media report said.
Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean told reporters in Canberra: "There is no prospect for a change.
"We have consistently said, made this clear to India that we, because of our policy, cannot supply to countries that are non-signatories to the non-proliferation treaty," the Australian Financial Review quoted him as saying.
In August 2007, the government of John Howard agreed to sell uranium to India subject to the finalisation of a US-India nuclear deal and the conclusion of a bilateral Australia-India nuclear safeguards agreement.
But Kevin Rudd`s government overturned the decision after taking power in December that year.
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