Sharif Wrote To 17 Countries Against India's NSG Membership, Says Sartaj Aziz

| } June 27 , 2016 , 19:12 IST
sartaj-aziz2Pakistan's intensive diplomatic lobbying, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif personally writing to 17 prime ministers, prevented India from gaining entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), top Pakistani Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz said on Monday. "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif personally wrote letters to 17 prime ministers of different countries on the matter, which is on record," Aziz told media at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad. ALSO READ: India Deserves To Be In NSG, The US Will Work For It: Envoy The NSG last week failed to reach consensus on India's membership application after several members, led by China, of the international nuclear trade cartel insisted on adhering to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) condition for admission. The statement came days after Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakriya, during his weekly briefing, said that Pakistan was seeking backing from other countries and refuted claims that it was lobbying against India. India and Pakistan are the two non-NPT states aspiring for membership of the 48-member international nuclear trade cartel. For all the latest news and updates from India and across the globe, follow us on @NewsWorldIN on Twitter and News World India on Facebook

Barring India's NSG Entry 'Morally Legitimate', Says Chinese Media | NWI

[…] except China," said the editorial titled 'Delhi's NSG bid upset by rules, not Beijing'. ALSO READ: Sharif Wrote To 17 Countries Against India’s NSG Membership, Says Sartaj Aziz "...India wants to be the first exception to join the NSG without signing the NPT. It is morally […]