Australia refuses uranium supply to India, being out of NPT


Canberra – Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on Tuesday that it would not be  feasible  for Australia to export Australian uranium to India via a third country. They have strictly taken one ground of limiting yellowcake exports to countries who have signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty.


Since India is not a signatory to the treaty, it cannot seek any access to Australian uranium, hence Australian refused to supply uranium. 
 
It became important to clarify, since Australia has recently signed a nuclear pact with China allowing Australian uranium to be sold to Chinese power stations, China had already signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty in 1992.


The Sydney Morning Herald reported Australian mining companies BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP.AU) and Energy Resources of Australia Ltd. (ERA.AU), majority owned by Rio Tinto PLC (RIO.AU), agreed to supply uranium to Taiwan.


The uranium will supply electricity producer Taipower, the newspaper said.
Downer said the uranium deal was possible because of a treaty Australia signed with Taiwan in 2002.


“They (Australian uranium miners) can negotiate contracts and if they’re all in order those exports can take place but only via the U.S.,” Downer told ABC Radio.
Downer said Taiwan signed the nuclear proliferation treaty prior to 1972 when it was still recognized as a separate state to China.


“Although it’s no longer a state…it nevertheless fulfills all of its obligations under the NPT (nuclear proliferation treaty),” he said.


 

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Dr. Raj Baldev, Cosmo Theorist, Ph.D., D. Litt., D Sc. (H.C), Editor-in-Chief of International Reporter, Chairman Media International Ltd., Born on 15 January 1927 in Montgomery, now in Pakistan. Internationally known, man of letters with over dozen of books and thousands of articles to his credit on various subjects including theories on the Creation of the Universe, the Black Holes, Supernovas and other functions of the Universe, Nature and Life , which he described both ways, philosophically and scientifically. He further elaborated how the entire Cosmos were formed. He holds spiritual wisdom of predicting and curing powers of the human problems, so much so, he is popularly known as Destiny Repairer, hence people call him with respect as Swamy Ji. He got the privilege of leading various Parliamentary Delegations abroad on good will missions; he also got the privilege of being invited by differnt Heads of State on state visits. He is the Founder of God Believers (GBA) who place belief in “FAITH”, Universal Modern Religion. FAITH is not a religion but a human service, an encyclopedia of creating healthy balance between Science and God. The main purpose of this mission is to defend the Identity of God from Scientists on one hand and to help fight Global Environmental Abuses, to create awareness of high risks of Excessive Nuclear Stockpiles, global service to the Human Rights and Justice on the other. He is a very simple man, he commands special respect as a holy man with high spiritualism and people address him as His Holiness. He is equally dedicated to the cause of media and journalism where he has been serving the people through his writing for over 50 years; he has also served as Member of Press Council of India. His main aim is to serve the humanity and all kinds of life on the Earth, to serve the elders, women and children, the blind, crippled, lepers and the needy, he is committed to save the Mother Earth from the abuses caused by humans and the nature through the social mission of God Believers (GBA), which also serves the World Peace. In short, he is a global social reformer. Google