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ElBaradei in India, but ready to wait- Politics/Nation-News-The Economic Times
MUMBAI: On a day when the Left parties managed to extract an assurance from the UPA government that the Indo-US nuclear deal will not be discussed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), its chief Mohamed ElBaradei said he is willing to wait.

In Mumbai on a day's tour, Mr ElBaradei said he would wait till India is ready to approach the IAEA. He also exuded confidence about the talks, whenever they are held, being fruitful. "When India talks, the dialogue is always fruitful. I will wait till India gets ready to approach the IAEA," he said in a brief interaction with media persons on the sidelines of a programme at Tata Memorial Centre's Kharghar facility.

Asked whether the government of India had approached the IAEA, Mr ElBaradei did not give a direct reply. "Whenever they are ready, they will approach the IAEA, and I will wait for them," he said.

Answering a query about the prospects of the deal coming through in the context of the charged political climate in India, Mr ElBaradei said he is confident about India's ability to walk the talk.
by Fran on Tue Oct 9th, 2007 at 11:50:33 PM EST
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