Hearing on Indo-US Deal in the American Senate begins
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday night began a hearing on the Indo-US nuclear deal.
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns and Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Rood are testifying before the panel being presided over by Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd in the absence of the Committee Chairman Joseph Bide, who is the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and currently on the campaign trail.
In his opening remarks, Senator Dodd called the hearing very important and historic and that the core issue is not about nuclear weapons. The Connecticut Democrat emphasised that the Congress will be well advised to approve the agreement this month.