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Richard Lugar

0:39:37 to 0:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: floor and notice the absence of a quorum unless the senator would like me to withhold. i will note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: a senator: madam

Richard Lugar

0:39:37 to 1:09:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Lugar

Richard Lugar

0:39:57 to 0:40:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: president, i ask that the quorum call be rescinded. the presiding officer: without objection. the senator from indiana. mr. lugar: madam president, i ask that the bill s. 3709, h.r. -- the india-nuclear

Richard Lugar

0:40:11 to 0:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: cooperation be called up and be the pending business. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the senate will proceed to s.3779. the clerk: s. 3709, a bill to exempt from certain requirements the

Richard Lugar

0:40:26 to 0:40:43( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: atomic energy act of 1954, united states exports of nuclear materials, ekweupt and -- equipment and technology to india and to implement the united states protocol. mr. lugar: madam president, the senate

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: begins today consideration of legislation on the u.s.-india civilian nuclear agreement. this agreement is the most important strategic diplomatic initiative undertaken by president bush. by concluding

Richard Lugar

0:40:53 to 0:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: this pact and the far-reaching set of agreements that accompany it, the president has embraced a long-term outlook that seeks to enhance the core of strength of our foreign policy in a way that

Richard Lugar

0:41:08 to 0:41:25( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: would give us new diplomatic options and improve global security. the committee on foreign relations undertook an extensive review of this agreement. we held four public hearings with testimony from

Richard Lugar

0:41:25 to 0:41:36( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: 17 witnesses, including secretary of state condoleezza rice. we received a classified briefing from undersecretaries of state nick burns and bob joe -- joseph. numerous briefings were held with staff

Richard Lugar

0:41:36 to 0:41:53( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: from the congressional research service, state department and the national security council. i submitted 174 written questions for the record to the department of state on details of the agreement

Richard Lugar

0:41:53 to 0:42:09( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: and posted the answers on the committee's web site. the agreement allows india to receive nuclear fuel technology and reactors from the united states. benefits that were previously denied to india

Richard Lugar

0:42:09 to 0:42:23( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: because of its status outside the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, the n.p.t. this pact is a lasting incentive for india to abstain from further nuclear weapons tests and to cooperate closely with

Richard Lugar

0:42:23 to 0:42:42( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: the united states in stopping proliferation. the bill before us is an important step toward implementing the nuclear agreement with india, but we should understand that it is not the final step in

Richard Lugar

0:42:42 to 0:42:58( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: the process. this legislation sets the rules for subsequent congressional consideration of a so-called 123 agreement between the united states and india. a 123 agreement is a term for a peaceful nuclear cooperation

Richard Lugar

0:42:58 to 0:43:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: pact with a foreign country. under the conditions outlined in section 123 of the atomic energy act. our legislation does not restrict nor does it predetermine congressional action on the forthcoming

Richard Lugar

0:43:13 to 0:43:27( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: 123 agreement. unlike the administration's original legislative proposal, this bill preserve congressional prerogatives with regard to consideration of a future 123 agreement. under the administration's

Richard Lugar

0:43:27 to 0:43:43( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: original proposal, the 123 agreement would have entered into force 90 days after submission unless both houses of congress voted against it and with majorities that could overcome a likely presidential

Richard Lugar

0:43:43 to 0:43:57( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: veto. i am pleased the administration changed course on this matter and agreed to submit the 123 agreement with india to congress under normal procedures. this means that both the house and the senate

Richard Lugar

0:43:57 to 0:44:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: must cast a positive vote of support before the 123 agreement can enter into force.~ in our view, this better protect protects congress's role in the process and ensures congressional views will be taken

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: into consideration. i thank senator biden for his close cooperation on developing this important bill. it reflects our shared views and concerns. he and his staff were valuable partners in the drafting

Richard Lugar

0:44:27 to 0:44:44( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: of this legislation, and the final product is much-improved because of their efforts. together we've constructed a bill that allows the united states to seize an important strategic opportunity while

Richard Lugar

0:44:44 to 0:44:56( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: ensuring a strong congressional oversight role reinforce ing united states nonproliferation efforts and maintaining our responsibilities your honor the n n.p.t. i also want too to thank all members of

Richard Lugar

0:44:56 to 0:45:12( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: the senate foreign relations committee for the work of their staffs in crafting a bill that received the overwhelming support of the committee last june. for the benefit of senators, i will now offer

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: a section-by- section-by-section analysis. section 101 identifies the bill as the u.s.-india peaceful atom atomic energy and u.s. additional protocol implementation act. section 102 and 103 of the

Richard Lugar

0:45:27 to 0:45:44( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: lou gag-biden bill includes sense of the congress provisions on u.s.- u.s.-india relations and policy declarations. these provisions give voice to a set of important policy issues involving bilateral

Richard Lugar

0:45:44 to 0:45:57( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: relations, democratic values, nuclear non nonproliferation regimes, fissile material production in south asia and support for the i ie aea safeguards and the nuclear suppliers group. all of these

Richard Lugar

0:45:57 to 0:46:15( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: concerns are reinforce ed by the bill's comprehensive reporting requirements. section 104 provides waive er authority from the provisions in the atomic energy act and re removes the prohibitions on cooperating

Richard Lugar

0:46:15 to 0:46:32( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: with india due to its 1998 weapons test and its existing weapon program. at the same time section 129 of the atomic energy act, which is preserved under the lugar-biden bill, terminates nuclear

Richard Lugar

0:46:32 to 0:46:46( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: cooperation if india conducts a nuclear test, proliferates nuclear materials and weapons, or it breaks its agreements with the iaea or the united states. section 105 of our proposed amendment -- or,

Richard Lugar

0:46:46 to 0:47:03( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: our proposed legislation adopts all of the administration's requirements to ensure that india is meeting its nonproliferation commitments. in addition, we require that decisions in the nuclear suppliers

Richard Lugar

0:47:03 to 0:47:21( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: group enabling nuclear trade with india are made by consensus and consistent with its rules. our aim is to ensure that this multilateral organization will continue to play a role, a vital role, in global

Richard Lugar

0:47:21 to 0:47:35( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: nonproliferation efforts. section 106 prohibits exports of equipment, materials, or technology relate ed to the enrich enrichment of uranium. the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel or the production of heavy

Richard Lugar

0:47:35 to 0:47:51( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: water. the provision allows narrow exceptions for the export of these items from the united states to india if they are for proliferation-resistant activity activities that involve the united states or have the sponsorship

Richard Lugar

0:47:51 to 0:48:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: of a recognize ed international body such as the i iaea. this provision is consistent with the administration's policy regarding such transfers. it would allow cooperation in sensitive nuclear areas only if such

Richard Lugar

0:48:06 to 0:48:24( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: cooperation could be implemented with no risk of proliferation. section 107 requires the creation of a system to enis sure that no items exported to india are diverted to any other uses that are

Richard Lugar

0:48:24 to 0:48:38( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: not peaceful. this section seeks to enis sure u.s. compliance with our n.p.t. obligations. section 108 requires an annual presidentialssertion certification that india is meeting its requirement requirements

Richard Lugar

0:48:38 to 0:48:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: under the july 2050 joint statement. its separation plan, new delhi safeguard agreement and additional protocol with the iae iaea, the 123 agreement, and applicable u.s. laws regarding the united states

Richard Lugar

0:48:59 to 0:49:16( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: exports to india. the president must also certify on an annual basis that u.s. trade with india in these areas remains in the national security interests of the united states. section 109 requires that

Richard Lugar

0:49:16 to 0:49:34( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: no action be undertaken under this act that could violate any u.s. obligation under the n.p.t. section 110 explicitly stipulate stipulates that if india conduct conducts a nuclear test, u.s.- u.s.-india

Richard Lugar

0:49:34 to 0:49:46( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: civilian nuclear cooperation is terminated. finally, sections 111 and 112 clarify india's missile technology control regime status under united states law and various terms use ed in the bill. the

Richard Lugar

0:49:46 to 0:50:00( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: u.s. hft india agreement-- --the u.s.-i understand aia agreement-- --the u.s.-india agreement resulted from a delicately balanced negotiation. neither side got everything it wanted. nevertheless, the bush administration

Richard Lugar

0:50:00 to 0:50:14( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: and the i understand indiangovernment came to the conclusion that the agreement was in the national security interests of both countries. i urge senators to vote in favor of this legislation without conditions

Richard Lugar

0:50:14 to 0:50:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: that would kill the agreement. i would also note that senator bide understand biden and i included an important piece of non nonproliferation legislation in the bill as title 2. in 2004 the senate ratified

Richard Lugar

0:50:28 to 0:50:46( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: the iaea additional protocol but congress did not pass implement implementing legislation that is required for the treaty to go into effect. president bush has called on the matter is to act on this

Richard Lugar

0:50:46 to 0:51:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: important matter. and the committee vote ed unanimously in favor of this bill in march. mr. president, the committee approved the legislation with a bipartisan vote of 16-2. furthermore, 15 members

Richard Lugar

0:51:01 to 0:51:16( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: of the committee asked to be named as original cosponsors. since that time, additional senators have requested to be added as cosponsors. due to the fact the legislation was an original bill, the parliamentarian

Richard Lugar

0:51:16 to 0:51:34( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: ruled that co cosponsors on this occasion were not permitted. this is unfortunate because the amount of support our legislation has received is impressive. i appreciate the strong support of senators

Richard Lugar

0:51:34 to 0:51:50( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: biden, hagel, chafee chafee, allen, coleman, voinovich, alexander, sununu, martinez, dodd, kerry, nelson, obama, hutchison, dewine and lott. during our markup, the committee committeejected an amendment

Richard Lugar

0:51:50 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: offered by senator feingold. under the amendment, the president would have had determined todetermine with absolute certainty that no u.s. nuclear fuel exports to india would increase production

Richard Lugar

0:52:05 to 0:52:19( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: for fissile weapons. this would be seen as moving the goal post, an unacceptable, unilaterallal alteration of the pact. if the fining gold amendment or others like it are included in the final legislation,

Richard Lugar

0:52:19 to 0:52:32( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: they would effectively kill the u.s. u.s.- u.s.-india agreement. i would have preferred that the united states-india agreement had included a commitment by new delhi to stop making nuclear bomb materials

Richard Lugar

0:52:32 to 0:52:45( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: but negotiations have not yeeltded that result. instead, the bush administration won an important commitment to negotiate a fissile material cut cutoff treaty. such a multilateral approach is the

Richard Lugar

0:52:45 to 0:52:57( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: best way to reduce nuclear tensions and threats associate ed with an arms race in south asia. the lugar-biden bill thrairs that declares thatthe bols of the of the united states to achieve as quickly as

Richard Lugar

0:52:57 to 0:53:10( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: possible a cessation of production of fissile materials for nuclear weapons by india and pakistan. our bill also includes an annual owrnting requirement detailing -- quote -- "united states efforts

Richard Lugar

0:53:10 to 0:53:27( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: to promote national or regional progress by india and pakistan in disclose ing, securing securing, capping and reducing that you are physical fissile material stockpiles, pending creation of a worldwide

Richard Lugar

0:53:27 to 0:53:38( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: fissile material cut cutoff regime, including the institution after fissile material cutoff treaty." mr. president, i will pose amendment -- propose amendments that impose or delay additional conditions

Richard Lugar

0:53:38 to 0:53:53( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: before it can enter into force. the united states will not advance united states national security in this case bhaiking the perfect the enemy of the good. we should not hold up the significant nonproliferation

Richard Lugar

0:53:53 to 0:54:09( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: gains afforded by this initiative in order to seek a fissile material cap that india has indicate ed it will not consider absent similar commitments by pakistan and china. the united states and india have

Richard Lugar

0:54:09 to 0:54:21( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: engage ed in initial discussions on a multilateral fissile material cutoff treaty to be negotiated in the conference on disarmament. we should press for rapid progress in that context. in section 106,

Richard Lugar

0:54:21 to 0:54:35( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: the i understand indian government has expressed concern concern. this section prohibits the export of any equipment, materials, our technology relate related to the enrichment of uranium. the reprocessing

Richard Lugar

0:54:35 to 0:54:51( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: of spent fuel or the production of heavy wawmplt these technologies were not purely civilian in nature. they are considered critical elements to a modern nuclear weapons program. this provision in

Richard Lugar

0:54:51 to 0:55:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: our bill is entirely consistent with president bush's policy anownlts anownltses on this matter at the national defense university on february 11, 2004. in his speech he said, the 40 nations of the

Richard Lugar

0:55:01 to 0:55:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: a nuclear suppliers grouped group should refuse to sell enrhode island and re reprocessing equipment and technologies to any state that does not already poe possess full- full-scale functioning

Richard Lugar

0:55:13 to 0:55:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: enrich enrichment and processing plants plants. this step will prevent new state states from developing the means to produce fissile material for nuclear bombs. proliferators must not be a allowed to cynically

Richard Lugar

0:55:28 to 0:55:40( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: manipulate the n.p.t. to acquire the material and infrastructure necessary for manufacturing illegal weapons -- end of quote from meze bush. president bush also said dndz i quote -- "enrichment

Richard Lugar

0:55:40 to 0:55:56( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: and re reprocessing are not necessary for nations seeking to harness nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. ." end of quote from the president. in response to questions for the record that i submitted under secretary

Richard Lugar

0:55:56 to 0:56:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: ies of state bob joseph and nick burns amplified this administration policy as it applies to the nuclear agreement with india. they said and i quote, "for the united states, full civil nuclear cooperation

Richard Lugar

0:56:11 to 0:56:26( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: with intdzia means trade in most civil nuclear technologies, including fuel and reactors. but we do not intend to provide enrichment or reprocessing technology to india. as the president said in february

Richard Lugar

0:56:26 to 0:56:41( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: 2004, enrichment and re reprocessing are not necessary for nations seeking to harness nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. we do not currently provide en enrichment or reprocessing equipment to any

Richard Lugar

0:56:41 to 0:56:57( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: country. we will also need to ensure that any cooperation is fully consistent with u.s. obligations under the n.p.t. not to in any way assist india's nuclear weapons program and with provisions of

Richard Lugar

0:56:57 to 0:57:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: u.s. law. under secretary ies burns and joseph also anes answered -- and i continue their quote -- "we do not expect enrichment or -- we do not export enrichment or re reprocessing technology to

Richard Lugar

0:57:11 to 0:57:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: any state. therefore, full civil nuclear cooperation with india will not include enrichment or re reprocessing technology." end of quote. now, this answer is especially significant since the phrase

Richard Lugar

0:57:28 to 0:57:42( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: "full civil nuclear energy cooperation" is the phrase taken directly from the july 2005 joint statement. in response to a question for the record that i submitted to secretary rice, she responded, "the

Richard Lugar

0:57:42 to 0:57:54( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: u.s. does not foresee transferring heavy water production equipment or technology to india. and the draft bilateral peaceful nuclear cooperation agreement accordingly makes no provision for such transfers."

Richard Lugar

0:57:54 to 0:58:08( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: end of quote from the secretary of state. our committee bill, s. 3703 09, does not break any new ground in this area. it is not a new subject. the answers to these questions have been on the committee's

Richard Lugar

0:58:08 to 0:58:20( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: web site for months. nothing in this bill deviates from the president's policy and we even go one step further by a allowing the flexibility to export those items from the united states for proliferation-

Richard Lugar

0:58:20 to 0:58:35( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: proliferation-resistant activity activities with the u.s. or un under international cooperation. i support section 106 and i think it is important we take the strong and defendive statements made

Richard Lugar

0:58:35 to 0:58:50( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: by president -- definitive statements made by president bush and the under secretary ies and put them into law. fort commenting on section 107, the end use monitoring. the indian government has also

Richard Lugar

0:58:50 to 0:59:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: expressed concerns about section 107 which requires an end use monitoring program to be carried out with respect to u.s. exports and reexports of nuclear materials, eequipment and technology, sold or lease ed

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: in india. some have argue ed that this provision is not needed because the iaea safeguards would verify the use of any u.s. exports to india. iaea safeguards only apply to nuclear materials, not to nuclear

Richard Lugar

0:59:22 to 0:59:37( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: technology.~ since it is technology of the kind the united states might export to india that could be used in india civilian nuclear program, could also advance india's nuclear weapons program. this

Richard Lugar

0:59:37 to 0:59:52( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: type of end-use system is not without precedent as congress required similar record keeping for nuclear cooperation with china. an end-use monitoring program can provide increased confidence in india's separation

Richard Lugar

0:59:52 to 1:00:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Lugar: of its civilian and military nuclear programs. it also would further ensure united states compliance with article 1 of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. the provision is not intended to cast doubt on the sincerity

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: of india's july 18 joint statement commitments or its march and may 2006 separation documents. rather, the committee believes that by building and establishing a special program with india, the resulting

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: coordination between india and u.s. regulatory agencies can provide a basis for even greater cooperation and commerce between the two nations. section 107 would confirm that only authorized recipients

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: are receiving nuclear technology; that the nuclear technology identified for transfer will be used only for peaceful safeguarded nuclear activities; that the nuclear technology identified for transfer

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: will not be retransferred without the prior consent of the united states. and that facilities, equipment or materials derived through the use of transfer technology will not be transferred without the

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: prior consent of the united states. this section also recognizes and requires that in the absence of iaea safeguards, the u.s. and india must arrange a bilateral system to ensure that safeguards

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: in india remain on u.s. exports and reexports in perpetuity. section 107 requirements could be met by applying to india those measures already governing atomic energy cooperation under the 123 agreement

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: with china. under secretary joseph testified before the foreign relations committee that while the 123 agreement with india will not provide for full scope safeguards, it will allow for appropriate

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: controls to help ensure that materials or goods provided for civilian purposes remain within the civilian sector. so nothing in section 107 would be inconsistent with what may be concluded in the 123

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: agreement with india itself. title 2 of the bill includes the committee's iaea additional protocol implementing legislation. this title permits the additional protocol the u.s. has concluded with the iea to go

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: into effect. in president bush's 2004 speech at the national defense university, he called on the senate to ratify the u.s. additional protocol with the iaea. he said -- and i quote -- "we must ensure

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: that the iaea has all the tools it needs to fulfill its essential mandates. america and other nations support what is called the additional protocol which requires states to declare a broad range of nuclear

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: activities and facilities and allows the iaea to inspect those facilities. nations that are seer why about fighting -- that are serious about fighting will approve the additional protocol. i've submitted the

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: additional protocol to the senate, president bush continued. "i urge the senate to consent immediately to its ratification." the committee on foreign relations voted unanimously to approve a resolution

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: of ratification on the u.s. additional protocol on march 4, 2004. the full senate approved it on march 31 by unanimous consent in 2004. unfortunately, the additional protocol is not self-executing.

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: congress must adopt implementing legislation for the united states to submit its instruments of ratification. in other words, implementing legislation must be passed before the additional protocol can go

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: into effect. the committee on foreign relations unanimously approved the implementing legislation on march 4, 2006. but efforts to pass the legislation in the full senate have been unsuccessful due to

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: holds placed by several senators. at a time when the administration and the congress are demanding that india conclude such an additional protocol as a part of its overall nuclear arrangements, congress

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: must muster the political will to act on the implementing legislation. along with many other nations, we're asking the iaea to perform critical functions aimed at preventing nuclear proliferation. an

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: effective iaea is very much in the national security interest of the united states. some senators express concern that the additional protocol and the implementing legislation will make it possible,

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: even likely, that international inspectors will learn secrets about our nuclear weapons program. let me state clearly, nothing could be further from the truth. the additional protocol does not contain

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: any new arms control or disarmament obligations for the united states. although there are increased rights tkpwrapbtd to the iaea for the conduct of inspections in the united states, the administration

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: has ash -- assured the foreign relations committee that the likelihood of an inspection occurring in our country is sroe low. moreover, even if an inspection under the additional protocol is requested,

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: the united states has the full right through the national security exclusion to prevent the inspection if we determine it could be potentially harmful to the united states national security interests.

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: on july 26, 2006, national security advisor steven addly expressed the administration's report for the language in title 2. he wrote -- and i quote -- "the administration urges both houses of congress

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: to act to complete expeditious action on implementing legislation to enable the united states to meet its obligations under the additional protocol." more recently president bush's assistant secretary of

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: state for international security and nonproliferation testified at his confirmation hearing that the administration strongly supports the additional protocol and that it's important that the united

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: states pass implementing legislation. i am pleased to report that a compromise was reached between the administration, the committee on foreign relations and those senators who express concern about

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: the iea additional protocol implementing legislation. this is an important step for u.s. nonproliferation policy. i thank all of the parties involved in the discussion for their support of those

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: efforts. in conclusion, madam president, i urge my colleagues to approve u.s.-india agreement. this legislation will allow the united states to engage in peaceful nuclear cooperation while safeguarding

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: u.s. national security and nonproliferation efforts as well as congressional prerogatives. it's an opportunity to build a vital strategic partnership with a nation that shares our democratic values and while exerting

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: increasing influence on the world stage. we should move forward now. i thank the chair. i yield the floor and i suggest the absence of a quorum.~ mr. lugar: i ask that the -- the presiding officer:

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: the clerk will report. the clerk: mr. lugar proposes amendment numbered 5168. mr. lugar: madam president, i urge the amendment's adoption. the presiding officer: the amendment is agreed to in its original

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: text. mr. lugar: i thank the chair. madam president, i ask unanimous consent that sharon vasoni, a specialist with the congressional research srvetion be granted the privilege of floor during the duration

Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar: of the senate's consideration of s. 370 3709. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. lugar: i thank the chair. madam president, i send an amendment to the desk that has been cleared on both sides

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of the aisle. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from indiana, mr. lugar for mr. obama proposes nement 5169. the presiding officer: 5169.officer. mr. lugar: i urge

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