Pakistan expresses concern over illicit Uranium sales in India

Pakistan expresses concern over illicit Uranium sales in India

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Islamabad: Pakistan expressed deep concern on the illegal sale of uranium in India on Friday and requested a thorough investigation of such incidents.

In response to media queries about India’s attempt to sell uranium illegally, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that we have seen another attempt to illegally sell 6 kilograms of uranium in India. Reporting of the incident.

Chaudhri said that a similar incident involving 7 kilograms of uranium in the Indian state of Maharashtra last month and other such reports in the past are deeply worrying because they point to lax control and inadequate supervision and enforcement mechanisms. , And there may be a black market for nuclear materials in India.

The spokesperson went on to say that UN Security Council Resolution 1540 and the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) are binding on countries to ensure that strict measures are taken to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the wrong hands.

He said: “Pakistan once again calls for a thorough investigation of such incidents and measures to strengthen the safety of nuclear materials to prevent them from being transferred.”

“Given its relevance to international peace and security and the sanctity of the global non-proliferation regime, determining the intention of an attempt to sell uranium is as important as the end user,” Chaudy added.

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