The Obama administration has decided to object to a lucrative deal in which state-owned Chinese companies would supply Pakistan with two nuclear reactors, U.S. officials said.
The deal is expected to be discussed next week at a meeting in New Zealand of the 46-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), which monitors such transactions. Experts had said it appears to be a violation of international guidelines forbidding nuclear exports to countries that have not signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or do not have international safeguards on reactors. Pakistan has not signed the treaty.
And yet, the US turns a completely blind eye to the reality that Israel is a nuclear armed country which refuses to sign the NNPT, or allow its nuclear sites to be inspected!
You've just got to love that hypocracy!
And at this juncture, just what can the US do to "punish" China if it inks this deal?!? Pretty darn close to absolutely nothing.