'No talks on India-specific safeguards in Vienna'
Yechury says talks on India-specific safeguards agreement with IAEA would not be held at the forthcoming meeting of the international nuclear watchdog.Updated: Sep 02, 2007 19:10 IST
CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said the talks on India-specific safeguards agreement with IAEA would not be held at the forthcoming meeting of the international nuclear watchdog in Vienna this month.
"It would not be discussed in the September meeting of the IAEA", Yechury told reporters when asked what the Left parties would do if the government went ahead with the discussions relating to IAEA safeguards.
Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar is scheduled to travel to Vienna later this month to attend an IAEA conference.
Yechury said the Manmohan Singh government would itself decide its future over the Indo-US nuclear issue as the Left parties had asked it not to operationalise the deal till the recently-formed committee completed its work.
"Now it is the government to decide whether to plunge into crisis or not as we have asked them not to operationalise the agreement till the committee, formed to study the implications of Hyde Act and other related issues, completes its work. This is our understanding with them," Yechury said after meeting CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu at the latter's residence.
First Published: Sep 02, 2007 18:00 IST