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India, Pakistan Sign Agreement On Limiting Nuclear Risks --> Indian Foreign Minister Mukherjee (left) and Pakistani Foreign Minister Kasuri in New Delhi today (epa) February 21, 2007 -- The foreign ministers of Pakistan and India today signed an agreement intended to avert the risk of accidentally triggering a nuclear war.

Details of the agreement were not available, but officials said it includes confidence-building measures concerning both countries' arsenals.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri's meeting in New Delhi with his Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee, comes just days after a deadly bomb attack on a Pakistan-bound train in India, seen as attempt to derail the peace process.


The Proliferation Threat

The Arak heavy-water plant in central Iran (Fars)

BENDING THE RULES. Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, told an RFE/RL-Radio Free Asia briefing on January 9 that the West is hamstrung in dealing with Iran and North Korea because of the way it has interpreted the international nonproliferation regime to benefit friendly countries like India and Japan.


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