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We will continue to work for N-deal: US
October 26, 2007 09:11 IST
Dismissing speculations that the India-United States nuclear agreement was 'dead', the Bush administration has said that Washington will continue to work towards making the landmark deal a reality.
"We are still very supportive of the deal. We still would like to see it move forward, but the Indian government and the political system is engaged in a debate, and we'll see what the outcome out of that debate is," US States Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in Washington.
Asked if believed that the deal was 'dead', McCormack replied, "We continue to support the agreement and will like to move forward with it". He refused to comment on whether the process will go through next year.
"I'm not going to make any predictions. We continue to support it though." McCormack said.
Reiterating that the US will not interfere in the ongoing debate about the nuclear deal, he said, "I understand that there are a lot of intensive domestic political discussions in India. The Indian government and the political system will play out those discussions. It's not something that we're going to directly participate in."