India briefs IAEA, nuke suppliers on atomic deal

India has briefed key member nations of the International Atomic Energy Agency and countries it hopes to get nuclear technology from on an agreement that lets the IAEA inspect some of India's civilian nuclear facilities. None of the diplomats spoke publicly as they left the gathering Friday. But one diplomat inside the closed meeting described it as routine and factual. She demanded anonymity because the meeting was private. The UN body's board has to approve the monitoring deal before India can do business with 45 nations that export nuclear fuel and technology. It is expected to do that at an August 1 meeting. The nuclear supplying nations normally do not export to countries that - like India - have not signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and have developed atomic weapons secretly. But they are expected to give India a waiver from that rule in part because of the IAEA monitoring.