China claims support to block India's entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group
Beijing : Defending their words to stop India from entering into nuclear supplier group, China on Friday claimed that out of 48 nations, they are not the only one who does not want expansion of NSG.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in Beijing that not only China but also a lot of other NSG members are of the view that Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is the cornerstone for safeguarding the international nuclear non-proliferation regime.
Over China’s support to Pakistan for the same, he said it won’t be justified if other countries are left unconsidered despite their willingness to join the group.
Avoiding any references to Pakistan, Lu said "Apart from India, lot of other countries expressed their willingness to join. Then it raised the question to the international community - Shall the non-NPT members also become part of the NSG?" he said.
India, Pakistan, Israel and South Sudan were among four UN member states which have not signed the NPT, the international pact aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
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China claims support to stall India's entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group
Lu Kang said even other countries do not want to expand the group
Support to Pakistan only if India gets consideration: China
India, Pakistan, Israel and South Sudan were among four UN member states which have not signed the NPT
Last month Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz said that China has helped Pakistan to stall India's bid to get NSG membership.