US will work with Pakistan on civil nuclear energy: Clinton

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    WASHINGTON: The US has promised to work with Pakistan on the civil nuclear energy front and try to overcome the "obstacles" that come in the way, as it seeks clarifications from Beijing over its atomic agreement with Islamabad.

    "In our dialogue with the Pakistani Government, we have clearly said we will work with them on civil nuclear energy," Clinton told a group of Pakistani journalists in Islamabad on July 19, according to the transcripts made available by the State Department.

    Pakistan has been demanding a civilian nuclear deal with the US on the lines of the one it has with India.

    China and Pakistan have an agreement under which the former would supply two additional nuclear reactors to the latter, and the US has sought additional clarifications over the deal as it goes to the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

    "It took years to do it with India. But we are committed to pursuing it and trying to overcome the obstacles that might stand in the way, because we think it is important to get as much of a varied source of energy all connected to the grid and all being able to prevent the load shedding that now is such a difficult problem for people," Clinton said in response to a question.

    She also stressed the importance for Pakistan to have a good distribution and transmission system for electricity.

    "So we're looking at how we help the Pakistani Government create an energy system, and that requires not just looking at every form of energy, which we are, but also how it is put together and delivered," Clinton said.

    The average urban resident in Pakistan loses at least six hours a day, but the average rural resident loses from eight to 12 hours a day.

    "So it's not only a very unfortunate problem for individuals, but for business, for industry as well," she said.
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    US will work with Pakistan on civil nuclear energy: Clinton - US - World - The Times of India

    WASHINGTON: The US has promised to work with Pakistan on the civil nuclear energy front and try to overcome the "obstacles" that come in the way, as it seeks clarifications from Beijing over its atomic agreement with Islamabad.

    "In our dialogue with the Pakistani Government, we have clearly said we will work with them on civil nuclear energy," Clinton told a group of Pakistani journalists in Islamabad on July 19, according to the transcripts made available by the State Department.

    Pakistan has been demanding a civilian nuclear deal with the US on the lines of the one it has with India.

    China and Pakistan have an agreement under which the former would supply two additional nuclear reactors to the latter, and the US has sought additional clarifications over the deal as it goes to the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

    "It took years to do it with India. But we are committed to pursuing it and trying to overcome the obstacles that might stand in the way, because we think it is important to get as much of a varied source of energy all connected to the grid and all being able to prevent the load shedding that now is such a difficult problem for people," Clinton said in response to a question.

    She also stressed the importance for Pakistan to have a good distribution and transmission system for electricity.

    "So we're looking at how we help the Pakistani Government create an energy system, and that requires not just looking at every form of energy, which we are, but also how it is put together and delivered," Clinton said.

    The average urban resident in Pakistan loses at least six hours a day, but the average rural resident loses from eight to 12 hours a day.

    "So it's not only a very unfortunate problem for individuals, but for business, for industry as well," she said.
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    Is this part of the what ever thread :what: reported by times of india
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    Actually Clinton has given a better approach to the energy crises, Half of our generated power is lost in the transmission system, fix that and maybe we will need a lot less more power than currently projected.
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    US promises Pak to work on civil nuclear 'deal'

    The US has promised to work with Pakistan on the civil nuclear energy front and try to overcome the "obstacles" that come in the way, as it seeks clarifications from Beijing over its atomic agreement with Islamabad.

    "In our dialogue with the Pakistani Government, we have clearly said we will work with them on civil nuclear energy," Clinton told a group of Pakistani journalists in Islamabad on July 19, according to the transcripts made available by the State Department.

    Pakistan has been demanding a civilian nuclear deal with the US on the lines of the one it has with India.

    China and Pakistan have an agreement under which the former would supply two additional nuclear reactors to the latter, and the US has sought additional clarifications over the deal as it goes to the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

    "It took years to do it with India. But we are committed to pursuing it and trying to overcome the obstacles that might stand in the way, because we think it is important to get as much of a varied source of energy all connected to the grid and all being able to prevent the load shedding that now is such a difficult problem for people," Clinton said in response to a question.

    She also stressed the importance for Pakistan to have a good distribution and transmission system for electricity.

    "So we're looking at how we help the Pakistani Government create an energy system, and that requires not just looking at every form of energy, which we are, but also how it is put together and delivered," Clinton said.

    The average urban resident in Pakistan loses at least six hours a day, but the average rural resident loses from eight to 12 hours a day.

    "So it's not only a very unfortunate problem for individuals, but for business, for industry as well," she said.

    US promises Pak to work on civil nuclear 'deal'
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    thread is running u r late
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    NYT: Tension with Pakistan on display as Clinton visits - World news - The New York Times - msnbc.com
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    I sure hope the US keeps its word and the Pakistani gov doesn't stab the people with false actions .
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    I hope we prove to be a responsible nation this time and do not get carried away with "ummah" emotional politics selling state secrets for financial gain. China has developed P1400 series nuke reactor in collaboration with WhiteWestinhouse of USA. It is the most advanced type 4th gen nuke reactor in the market and if we can get our hands on that from China we dont need nuclear energy pact with USA.
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    Actually i think we can invest in Green energy .Get it from the countries who has already developed it and complete the short fall right now .After tht give money to universities to research on Green technologies ...................

    Make Electricity from Heat of the Deserts , Make from Wind , Water , and put all your resources in developing Green energies so tht we can get electricity and by not damaging the mother nature.

    but i know im dreaming.
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    How long approximately could it take to overcome these NSG "obstacles"? As mentioned in the article it took years with India. Perhaps a bit sooner with Pakistan or a furtive delay tactic in disguise? :confused: I like the part about helping improve the electricity transmission systems though. :tup:
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    U.S. to oppose Chinese reactor sale to Pakistan - Washington Times

    U.S. to oppose Chinese reactor sale to Pakistan
    By Eli Lake
    6:48 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 2010

    The Obama administration's point man for countering arms proliferation said Thursday that the administration will vote against China's sale of nuclear reactors to Pakistan in the international Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

    The announcement follows the visit of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Pakistan, where she said the United States would be willing over time to discuss the prospect of U.S.-Pakistani nuclear cooperation.

    Pakistan, India and Israel are the only three countries that have never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, a pact that promises nuclear cooperation in exchange for a pledge to forgo nuclear weapons. All three of those states have nuclear weapons, though Israel has not declared its nuclear arsenal.

    During a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Vann H. Van Diepen, the acting assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation, said the United States will vote against any exemption for China to sell two civil nuclear reactors to Pakistan.

    In response to a question from Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican, asking whether the United States would vote against the exemption for China, Mr. Van Diepen said, "Yes sir, by definition, we do not support any activity that goes against the guidelines."

    The 46-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group is an international forum designed to limit sales of nuclear technology.

    Earlier, Mr. Van Diepen said, "Based on the facts we are aware of, it would occur to us that this sale would not be allowed to occur without an exemption of the NSG."

    However, Mr. Van Diepen added that while the United States can vote against an exemption, it cannot stop China if that nation decides to sell Pakistan the reactors without special permission from the NSG.

    In 2008, India and the United States signed a nuclear cooperation agreement that would give India access to reactors and other nuclear technology without having to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Pakistan and India are archrivals.

    Earlier this week in Pakistan, Mrs. Clinton told Pakistani journalists, "In our dialogue with the Pakistani government, we have clearly said we will work with them on civil nuclear energy."

    She added, "It took years to do it with India. But we are committed to pursuing it and trying to overcome the obstacles that might stand in the way, because we think it is important to get as much of a varied source of energy all connected to the grid."

    China last spring signed a $2.4 billion agreement with Pakistan to supply two 340-megawatt reactors to Pakistan.

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing June 24 that China's nuclear cooperation with Pakistan is for peaceful purposes and in line with international obligations of both countries.

    China in the past was a major supplier of nuclear technology to Pakistan, and U.S. intelligence officials said its bomb design is modeled after China's nuclear weapons.

    A senior State Department official said, "Pakistan has profound energy needs, and we are working with Pakistan to try to increase its energy production and the diversity of its energy resources."

    The official said, "In the abstract, nuclear power at some point can be part of that mix; in the near to midterm, we are focused on nonnuclear sources of energy."

    The official said the United States is "willing to have a conversation about civilian nuclear power, but there is a lot that Pakistan is going to have to do, given its past record" - a reference to the covert nuclear supplier group led by Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan that supplied nuclear bomb designs and material to Iran, Libya and Pakistan.

    Henry Sokolski, director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, said it is not clear when and how the United States would open the door to nuclear exports to Pakistan.

    "Is Washington blocking China so the Obama administration can be in control of the terms under which it will allow a Chinese sale to Pakistan?" Mr. Sokolski asked. "Or is it that only the United States wants to be the one making the reactor sale? I think it's the former; the mystery is what we will ask for in exchange."

    In the hearing, Mr. Van Dieppen also said Chinese entities continue to sell arms to rogue states in violation of anti-arms-proliferation controls.

    He said that while China has made some progress in establishing arms-export controls, Chinese companies continue to engage in dangerous sales to countries they should not.

    "Our most persistent problem is that individual Chinese entities continue to engage in proliferation activities," he said.

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    I have a feeling usa has its eyes on pakistans nukes, this clinton is a snake.
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    i hope this will end our load shedding problem and at the same time i hope that no earthquakes happen where its constructed.