Committed to implement nuke deal: US

"I do not think there should be any apprehensions about the future of the civil nuclear agreement," Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake told reporters.

"The (US) Secretary and the President are fully committed to that agreement. I think the Indians are also fully committed," Blake said in response to a question which referred him to the recent G-8 declaration related to restriction on transfer of nuclear technology to non-NPT States.

"They (India) are going to be, I am sure, moving forward to file a declaration of safeguarded facilities with the IAEA, which is sort of the next step in that process, and then we're going to start reprocessing talks, probably either later this month or in August," Blake said.

"So all of that is very much on track. As I say, we'll also be starting some bilateral cooperation with -- hopefully with the announcement of these two nuclear sites. So I would discourage any talk that somehow the agreement is off track," he asserted.

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