We will not dilute our position on Kashmir: Cong

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New Delhi, Nov 5 (UNI) The Congress today said US President-elect Barack Obama's pre-election comments on Kashmir seemed to be an irritant in the Indo-US relation, but asserted that ''we will reconcile without diluting our stated position''.

Extending heartiest congratulations to Senator Obama on winning the US presidential elections, the Congress, on behalf of its chief Sonia Gandhi, expressed the hope that the next four years of the President would be a vehicle of hope and solace around the world.

The Indian National Congress would strengthen political relations with both the Republican and Democratic parties, the two major political establishments in the US, Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari told reporters.

On Sen Obama's recent remarks that the US should try to resolve the Kashmir issue, Mr Tiwari said, ''We will reconcile without diluting our stated position.'' About Obama's anti-outsourcing comment, the spokesman said it was the Democratic party's stand that pre-dated Obama.

The Indian diaspora, he hoped, would make the US Administration reconcile.

He said the Indo-US relations would grow and consolidate over a period of time.


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