Pittsburgh/New York: The US on Saturday assured India that the UN security council resolution on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty (NPT) issue is not directed against it and will not affect the Indo-US nuclear deal.
“We have been assured (by the US) that this is not a resolution directed against India and that the US commitment to carry out its obligations under the civil nuclear agreement, which we have signed with the United States, remains undiluted,” Singh, who interacted twice with President Barack Obama during the G-20 Summit, told reporters here.
“That (commitment on the nuclear deal) we have been assured officially by the US government,” Singh said wrapping up his two-day visit.
He was replying to a question about the UNSC resolution asking all non-NPT states, including India, to sign the NPT.
“Last night I met him (Obama) and today I was seated to his right during lunch. I discussed some important issues with him,” Singh said on being asked whether he had any bilateral meetings with the US president. Singh said because of paucity of time, Obama did not have bilateral meetings with any leaders.
In New York, after a meeting between External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a senior US official said India’s position on NPT and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) will not impact the nuclear deal.