ABSTRACT

Nuclear Proliferation Assessment Statement Pursusant to Section 123a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as Amended, With Respect to the Proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between The Government of the United States of America and the Government of India Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy [U]   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This Nuclear Proliferation Assessment Statement ('NPAS') relates to the proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of India Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (the 'Agreement'). The Agreement is being submitted to the President jointly by the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Energy for his approval. Section 123a. of the Atomic Energy Act, as amended (the 'Atomic Energy Act' or 'the AEA'), provides that an NPAS be submitted by the Secretary of State to the President on each new or amended agreement for cooperation concluded pursuant to that section. Pursuant to section 123a., the NPAS must analyze the consistency of the text of the proposed agreement with all the requirements of the AEA, with specific attention to whether the proposed agreement is consistent with each of the criteria set forth in that subsection, and address the adequacy of the safeguards and other control mechanisms and the peaceful use assurances contained in the agreement for cooperation to ensure that any assistance furnished thereunder will not be used to further any military or nuclear explosive purpose. With this statutory mandate in mind, this NPAS: (a) provides background information on India's civil nuclear program and the military nuclear program from which it is being separated (Part I); (b) describes the nature and scope of the cooperation contemplated in the proposed Agreement (Part II); (c) reviews the applicable substantive requirements of the AEA and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 ('NNPA') and details how they are met by the proposed Agreement (Part III); (d) addresses additional relevant policy issues (Part IV); and (e) sets forth the net assessment, conclusions, views and recommendations of the Department of State as contemplated by section 123a. of the AEA (Part V)."

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