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Bush defends Indo-US nuke deal
February 18, 2006 12:32 IST
US President George W Bush has defended the civilian nuclear energy arrangement with India, saying it is a "good policy" for America to encourage emerging economies to use clean energy like nuclear power.
Bush further said that he was going to talk to emerging economies about developind a civilian nuclear power industry.
The President, who is visiting India from March 1-3, said the deal was in the interest of the United States, adding US "got to get off of hydrocarbons. We just do. And I'm a believer in nuclear power".
Speaking on the issues concerning spent fuel, Bush said he was convinced that the US can work internationally to address those issues.