India, China to plegde on climate change, US to follow: Bush

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London, Jun 16 (UNI) US President George Bush today said India and China are required to conform to the UN framework of strategies for climate change, if the measures were to be effective.

''India and China have to pledge on climate change and the US would do likewise,'' he said during a joint press conference at Foreign Office with Britsh premier Gordon Brown.

Mr Bush also said he and Mr Brown had agreed to accelerate Doha Round of talks but added: "India, China and Brazil were not correspondingly opening their manufacturing and service sectors", despite the agricultural concessions made by the western countries.

When asked about the threat of Afghan President Karzai to send his troops across Pakistan border to stop militants from coming into Afghanistan, Mr Bush said there was need to deny safe haven to extremists who kill innocent people. He added that a pact on border control was needed as the situation was "testy" and the US was willing to help calm it down.

He proposed that a trilateral force, comprising coalition forces, Afghan troops and Pakistani forces should control the Pak-Afghan border.

On Iran both the leaders were clear that more sanctions were needed to stop the country from uranium enrichment.

The two leaders left for Belfast after the press conference.

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