The United States, following weeks of tough negotiations, finally secured the approval of nuclear supplier nations here Saturday for proposals to lift a 34-year-old embargo on nuclear trade with India.
On the third consecutive day of crunch talks, the so-called Nuclear Suppliers Group, which controls the export and sale of nuclear technology, reached consensus on a one-off waiver of its rules for India, which refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
"This is a historic moment for the Nuclear Suppliers Group, for India, for US-Indian relations, indeed India's relations with the rest of the world," acting US Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security, John Rood, told reporters at the end of around 90 minutes of talks on Saturday.