U.S., Pakistan Working On A Civil Nuclear Deal [REPORT]

U.S., Pakistan Working On A Civil Nuclear Deal [REPORT]
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According to a report published in The Washington Post, The United States and Pakistan are in the process of negotiating a deal that will see start of a civil nuclear partnership between the two countries.

U.S. aiming to limit and control Pakistan’s nuclear weapons

David Ignatius, an opinion writer for the U.S.-based newspaper, says the White House is indeed exploring the possibility of a deal which aims at limiting and controlling Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and delivery systems.

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“The White House is exploring what could be a diplomatic blockbuster: possible new limits and controls on Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and delivery systems,” he said.

If the rumors in the market are to be given any credence, the United States may be able to thrash out a nuclear deal in the near future with Pakistan in a similar way it did with India in 2005. Pakistan has been asking Washington for help in order to kick start its civil nuclear program for ages but has always met with stiff resistance. However, it appears that the U.S. is now willing to offer Islamabad a deal.

Although reports seem to suggest that Pakistan will agree to add some restrictions to its nuclear program and the weapons delivery systems that are tailored to its defense needs