Abbott’s sale of Australian uranium to India effectively scraps the Nuclear Non-Proliferation faith

Tony Abbott ponders uranium sales and realises the Liberals budget sorted.

Abbott signs Uranium deal with IndiaIndian receiver or giver?


China exploded its first weapon in 1964, and India did so in 1974.

Between those dates, the NPT (the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) went into effect. Under its terms, China became recognised as one of the world’s five ‘weapon states’, and India was excluded from such status.

For India, nuclear weapons are an integral part of India’s national security and will remain so, pending non-discriminatory and global nuclear disarmament.”

Is this any different to the United States, Russia, Israel or Pakistan?   No.

In a letter to UN Security Council President Susan E Rice, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri has said “India cannot accept calls for universalization of the NPT.”  Citing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement in Parliament on July 29, Puri said “there is no question of India joining the NPT as a non-nuclear weapon state. Nuclear weapons are an integral part of India’s national security and will remain so, pending non-discriminatory and global nuclear disarmament.”

He said India “cannot accept externally prescribed norms or standards on matters within the jurisdiction of its Parliament or which are not consistent with India’s constitutional provisions and procedures, or are contrary to India’s national interests or infringe on its sovereignty.”

Nothing’s changed.  Gillard saw budget sorted too by uranium to India.

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I spy with my little eye any difference between Labor and Liberal.

Vested interest international treaties like Versailles have proven a socially-corrosive disingenuous crock.

So too are:

APEC Agreements and Declarations (AsianLII)
ASEAN Agreements and Declarations (AsianLII)
Australian Treaties Series (ATS) 1901- (AustLII)
Australian Treaty List – Monthly Updates (AustLII)
Australian Treaties Not yet In Force (ATNIF) (AustLII)
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) Reports (AustLII)
Australian Select Documents on International Affairs (AustLII)
Australian National Interest Analyses (ATNIA) (AustLII)
Canadian Treaty Series (CATSer) 1812- (WorldLII)
Council of Europe Treaty Series (COETS) 1949- (WorldLII)
Council of Europe Treaty Series – Explanatory Reports (COETSER) 1949- (WorldLII)
European Communities International Agreements (EUTSer) 1953- (WorldLII)
European Communities Member States Agreements (EUMTSer) 1955- (WorldLII)
Indian Treaty Series (INTSer) 1947- (LIIofIndia)
Irish Treaty Series 1930- (BAILII)
League of Nations Treaty Series (LNTSer) 1919- (WorldLII)
List of Multilateral Treaty Actions Under Negotiation or Consideration (AustLII)
Hong Kong Treaties Index (HKLII)
Macau Bilateral Treaty Series (MOBTSer) (AsianLII)
Macau Multilateral Treaty Series (MOMTSer) (AsianLII)
New Zealand Treaty Series (NZTS) (NZLII)
Pacific Islands Treaty Series (PacLII)
SAARC Agreements and Conventions (AsianLII)
Status Lists for Multilateral Treaties for which Australia is Depository (AustLII)
Singapore Treaties (CommonLII)
Treaty Law Resources (AustLII)
Treaties and Agreements from GLIN (GLIN)
United Kingdom Treaty Library 1824- (BAILII)
United Nations Treaty Series (UNTSer) 1947- (WorldLII)