Skip to comments.India likely to vote with U.S. on Iran in IAEA
Posted on 09/17/2005 7:35:01 PM PDT by Abbas Razza Khan
India likely to vote with U.S. on Iran in IAEA URL: http://www.india-defence.com/reports/377 Date: 17/9/2005 Agency: The Hindu
India will vote with the United States, France, Britain and Germany in the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) board of governors if forced to make a choice on referring the question of Iran's nuclear intentions to the United Nations' Security Council.
Highly-placed South Block sources told The Hindu that such a decision to vote with the U.S. in a crunch situation was taken even before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went into a meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush in New York.
At this bilateral meeting Iran is said to have come up for discussion.
According to reports from New York, it appears that the U.S. and the European Union "three" are backing off from asking the IAEA's board to refer Iran to the Security Council on September 19 itself.
The board is meeting in Vienna on Monday,
In such a scenario, where the E.U. "three" Foreign Ministers have had diplomatic contacts with the new Iranian leadership in New York, it appears that India will not immediately be called upon to vote one way or another in the IAEA board.
Indo-US nuclear deal off if India backs Iran in UN URL: http://www.india-defence.com/reports/379 Date: 17/9/2005 Source: NewsInsight
The US has privately conveyed to the Indian leadership that were India to support Iran in Monday’s IAEA board meeting so its case of NPT violation is not referred to the UN Security Council for sanctions, then America would withdraw from the ongoing New Steps in Strategic Partnership (NSSP), which would prominently and immediately hit the 18-July civilian nuclear agreement between the two countries.
Diplomatic sources said that while this was not directly stated to the Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, in the US, it was indirectly conveyed to the foreign minister, Natwar Singh, to the Indian delegation, and to the ruling and opposition leadership within the country, but foreign office officials here are not wont to take the warning seriously, saying that America is posturing.
The NSSP that took off in January 2004 expands civilian nuclear, civilian space and high technology cooperation between India and the US, its first phase was completed with ISRO headquarters’ removal from the US commerce department’s entity list and enabling its subordinate entities to import low level dual use items without a license, and in between, Boeing Satellite Systems was permitted to jointly develop and market communications satellites with ISRO.
Significantly, the US also granted “presumption of approval” status to all dual use items not controlled by the Nuclear Suppliers Group for use in the “balance of plant” activities at nuclear facilities subject to International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards.
As part of the NSSP protocol, prime minister Manmohan Singh and president George W.Bush signed a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement up for congressional ratification, and diplomats said the Congress would reject the accord in case India supports Iran’s clandestine weaponisation activity by supporting its position in the IAEA board meeting on 19 September.
While Indian voting won’t affect the almost certain outcome against Iran in the IAEA meeting, US policymakers fear that the presumed UN Security Council sanctions won’t be effective if India maintains good relations with Iran, because Iran can survive regionally, and the US continuance in Pakistan would become untenable.
With Russia and China backing Iran, it cannot survive the sanctions, diplomats said, but India is closer, and Indian support would certainly crumble Pakistani resistance to the Iranian regime, and General Parvez Musharraf would have to capitulate to domestic pressure to come to that country’s aid and assistance.
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Let's make sure the U.N. passes alot of resolutions that won't be enforced so that the Iranians have plenty of time to acquire nukes in the interim. The stupidity of international diplomacy continues to amaze me. Foggy Bottom is a prime example of the difference between intelligence and common sense. The latter is a scarce commodity.
No Indian 'elites' ever spoke Farsi..They speak HINDU.
You need to get an education.
perhaps..tell me the difference between Sanskrit and Farsi..
India can deal with a Shia Iran even after the proposed regime change, can't we?
One is the ancient language of the Aryans who conquered the subcontinent, and one is the ancient language of the Aryans who conquered its adjacent plateau. Now, go read up on the Moghul Empire and Farsi before you play with the big kids.
Go brush off your hubris before u 'play' with real women. U sound foolish and proud, not to mention ignorant. Care to provided a link for my 'research' into your ignorance?
It's not hubris, it's just disdain for people who assert "facts" that are blatantly wrong. You want a link? Google Moghul and Farsi, and learn.
Disdain? LOL..and u r not full of hubris? U r the one that is claiming to be a know it all and u don't. Simple really. Go 'google' Farsi and Sanskrit...LOL
I never claimed to know it all, I simply said that Indian elites spoke Farsi. And they did. You claimed otherwise. And you're wrong. End of matter, good day, hope you learned something from the experience. Please don't reply with some insipid ad hominem until you can prove that Indian elites didn't speak Farsi.
Those Elites who spoke farsi have long died . India understands that its future as a power lies with America .They will do the right thing.
Indian 'elites' r Hindu my friend. U seem confused, so let me spell it out to u.
83% of the 800 million people of India are Hindus. Around 11% Muslims, over 2% Christians, just under 2% Sikhs, Buddhists surprisingly less than 1%, Jains 0.5% and the rest (Parsees, Jews etc) less than 1%.
Hindu religious literature was produced in successive periods of history, the earliest of which was the Vedic period between 2500, BC to 600 BC. It was during this time when the Sanskrit speaking, blond hair and blue eyed people the Aryans, wrote the four VEDAS or books of knowledge. u seem confused.. Farsi is a Persian language from Iran, Afghanistan and other stans...Sanskrit is the language of Hindus and the derivative of the Aryans.
still no links where i can study your stupidity or review mine? LOL...
No problem..your bad, not mine..lol:
The first group to invade India were the Aryans, who came out of the north in about 1500 BC. The Aryans brought with them strong cultural traditions that, miraculously, still remain in force today. They spoke and wrote in a language called Sanskrit, which was later used in the first documentation of the Vedas. Though warriors and conquerors, the Aryans lived alongside Indus, introducing them to the caste system and establishing the basis of the Indian religions. The Aryans inhabited the northern regions for about 700 years, then moved further south and east when they developed iron tools and weapons. They eventually settled the Ganges valley and built large kingdoms throughout much of northern India.
The second great invasion into India occurred around 500 BC, when the Persian kings Cyrus and Darius, pushing their empire eastward, conquered the ever-prized Indus Valley. Compared to the Aryans, the Persian influence was marginal, perhaps because they were only able to occupy the region for a relatively brief period of about 150 years. The Persians were in turn conquered by the Greeks under Alexander the Great, who swept through the country as far as the Beas River, where he defeated king Porus and an army of 200 elephants in 326 BC. The tireless, charismatic conqueror wanted to extend his empire even further eastward, but his own troops (undoubtedly exhausted) refused to continue. Alexander returned home, leaving behind garrisons to keep the trade routes open."
What r we arguing about again?
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