US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said he would not seek changes in a controversial nuclear deal with India and hoped it would be finalised by year-end, a magazine reported Saturday.
"The existing agreement effectively balanced a range of important issues -- from our strategic relationship with India to our non-proliferation concerns to India's energy needs," Obama was quoted as saying by the weekly Outlook news magazine.
"I am therefore reluctant to seek changes," he said in the interview.
I realize it's not a black-and-white issue, but Obama does talk a lot about nonproliferation regimes and I haven't seen much explanation from him about why he makes an exception here.
Update: See TNR's editorial against the India deal from last fall.