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U.S. May Give Help to India on Atom Site

The United States may help India build one or more nuclear power plants, even as the Bush administration objects to India’s proposal to construct a natural gas pipeline from Iran, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her aides said Wednesday during a visit with Indian government leaders in New Delhi.Ms. Rice said the United States needed to do what it could to help India cope with its growing energy needs. The United States maintains a trade embargo against Iran and is now engaged with Europe and the United Nations in an effort to persuade Iran to end what it suspects is a nuclear weapons program. “We do have our concerns,” Ms. Rice said at a joint news conference with Natwar Singh, the Indian foreign minister. “And we have communicated our concerns to the Indian government about gas pipeline cooperation between India and Iran.” But she added, “We do need to look at the broader question of how India meets its energy needs.”Full Story

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