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US, IAEA Set to Renew Nuclear Cooperation Deal

WhiteHouseThe U.S. is set to renew its nuclear trade agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency for an additional 40 years, pending congressional approval within the next 90 days.

Washington has been a signatory to the 55-year-old pact since its creation in 1959, binding the country to provide support for nonproliferation of nuclear arms and to promote peaceful energy use, the State Department s aid Wednesday.

National Journal reports that Joseph MacManus, U.S. representative to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano approved the extension text on Jan. 29 for submission to lawmakers.

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