Investment ties not related to Bhopal tragedy: US

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Washington, Aug 19: United States rejected the claim of a report that it is trying to interlink the two separate issue of compensation of Union Carbide in the Bhopal gas tragedy with the investment ties between the two countries.

According the report, US national security adviser, Michael Froman said in an email to Montek Singh Ahluwalia, not to seek more compensation from the Bhopal Gas Tragedy accused to persist the healthy investment deal between US and India.

White House spokesperson, Benjamin Chang, however, denying to comment on the content of the email, asserted that making any link between two separate issues is incorrect.

"We certainly recognize the importance and sensitivity of this issue in India. We are committed to building a strong, broad and deep relationship between our two countries as you know," said Chang.

He also pointed out that US had supported India"s position at the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development of the World Bank.

Chang claimed, "The Indo-US relationships are in a very good standing. The ground is very firm. The dialogue (between India and the US) is going on very well."

He also hoped that a lot would happen when US President, Barack Obama would visit India in Nov 2010 to expand on the relationship.

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