'No permanent UNSC seat for India with Kashmir'

Written by: Nitsi
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Washington, Oct 2: With the speculations that the US has linked a permanent UNSC seat for New Delhi over Kashmir settlement, the recent reports on Saturday, Oct 2 US clearly announced that there is no link between the two.

"We want to see India and Pakistan work collectively together to resolve tensions regarding Kashmir. We understand that India and a number of countries and the United States are all so interested in UN reform, including reforms within the Security Council. Those are conversations which are ongoing with a wide range of countries," State Department spokesman P J Crowley said.

A permanent UNSC seat for India "is an issue that comes up in our ongoing dialogue" with New Delhi, he said. "I can't predict whether it will come up in November (when US President Barack Obama visits India)."

Earlier visit to Obama administration by National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said as far India is concerned things are moving in the right direction for it to get a permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

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