IAEA approves India nuclear inspection deal

Officials say the International Atomic Energy Agency has adopted an inspections plan with India crucial to a landmark nuclear deal between New Delhi and Washington. The so-called safeguards agreement will effectively allow UN monitors access to 14 existing or planned nuclear reactors by 2014. The facilities are not listed. Approval of the safeguards deal is key to India's efforts to gain access to legal imports of nuclear fuel and technology from the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group.