We won't interfere in India-BlackBerry issue: US

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Washington, Aug 15: United States would not involve into India-RIM controversy over BlackBerry, stated US official.

"While we have been in touch with our foreign partners, this is a matter for RIM to work out directly with Indian officials," said State Department.

India had given the ultimatum to RIM that if it won't provide the technology to decrypt Blackberry communications to the security agencies till Aug 31, India will ban its services in the country.

India wants access in a readable format to encrypted BlackBerry communication, on grounds that it could be used by militants. There are an estimated one million BlackBerry subscribers in the country.

UAE and Saudi Arabia had already banned BlackBerry services in the countries.

However, RIM is believed to be on the verge of reaching an agreement with authorities in Saudi Arabia with the help of the Canadian government.

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