U.S. Offers Deal to Stop China's Iran Nuke Sales: Beijing Could Buy U.S. Reactors
Gertz, Bill, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The Clinton administration is pressing China to halt missile cooperation with Iran and is negotiating a formal end of Chinese nuclear assistance to Tehran in exchange for lifting a U.S. ban on sales of nuclear technology.
An agreement that the White House hopes to conclude in time for the U.S.-China summit meeting later this month also would contain a pledge by China to restrict sales of nuclear equipment to facilities not subject to international inspection, according to administration officials.
China has refused to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group, which restricts such sales, but is expected to announce its adherence to the pact at the summit, the officials said.
President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin are set to meet in Washington beginning Oct. 29.
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Publication information: Article title: U.S. Offers Deal to Stop China's Iran Nuke Sales: Beijing Could Buy U.S. Reactors. Contributors: Gertz, Bill - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 14, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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