Supply of nuclear reactors to Pak under NSG norms: China

Defending its nuclear cooperation with its close ally Pakistan, China today said its supply of reactors to Islamabad were in accordance with the principles of NSG and under the supervision of UN's nuclear watchdog.

Refuting a US think tank report which said that China's nuclear cooperation with Pakistan was in contravention with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) principles, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying said China-Pakistan cooperation is in accordance with the 48-member nuclear club, which supervises global nuclear commerce.

"China has stated on many occasions that the cooperation between China and Pakistan in the civil nuclear energy sector is completely for peaceful purpose," Hua said.

"Such cooperation is subject to the safeguards and supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and in accordance with the NSG's principles and the international obligations assumed by the two countries," Hua told