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IAEA Board meet put off

MUMBAI: A crucial meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency to build a consensus on India-specific safeguards accord has been postponed from July 28 and is likely to be held on August 1, IAEA sources said.

They said informal consultations among 35 members of the IAEA Board of Governors were under way. .

The drafts safeguards agreement initialled by India and the IAEA on July 7 was circulated among all 144 member-countries of the world body on the same day.

The document was put on the website of the Ministry of External Affairs, a day after the Left parties accused the government of refusing to make it public.

The IAEA safeguards agreement is an essential step India has to take to integrate with international nuclear commerce before it secures a one-time waiver from the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group. — PTI

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