US can’t Determine India’s Policy towards Iran

A0090568.jpgDays after asking India and others to “diminish” its economic ties with Iran, the US has said it can not determine New Delhi’s foreign policy.“India, like any other country in the world, is free to establish diplomatic relations with whatever countries they want and the US is not going to be in a position to make those determinations for others. We have some unique issues in terms of Iran,” State Department’s Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey said on Tuesday.

“We have discussions with our Indian friends, certainly what we tell them and what we ask them is to keep those kinds of considerations in mind in terms of any relationship that they do move forward with the Iranian government,” Casey added.

Earlier, US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns had said “We hope that India, as well as all other states — China, Russia, France, Britain and Japan — will diminish their economic relations with Iran.”

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