US not talking to Pakistan about any nuclear deal’

The United States has not been talking to Pakistan about any nuclear deal and it will be in a “listening mode” if the issue is brought before it during the US-Pak Strategic Dialogue here tomorrow, the State Department said tonight.

“As far as I know, we have not been talking to Pakistan about a civilian nuclear deal. If Pakistan brings it up during the course of the meetings in the next two days, we will be happy to listen,” Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P J Crowley told reporters.

When asked if the civilian nuclear deal with Pakistan has been considered in any of the bilateral working groups, Crowley said: “Well, one of the groups that will meet tomorrow will be focused on energy.

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