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India defends ties with North Korea in talks with Tillerson

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  1. Janbaz Rao

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    India defends ties with North Korea in talks with Tillerson
    Reuters | Published — Wednesday 25 October 2017
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    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before their meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence in New Delhi, India on October 25, 2017. (REUTERS)
    NEW DELHI: India’s foreign minister defended the country’s ties with North Korea and Iran during talks on Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson aimed at building robust relations between the two giant democracies.
    The Trump administration has launched a new US effort to deepen military and economic ties with India as a way to balance China’s assertive posture across Asia.
    At the talks with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, both sides pledged to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation and Tillerson said Washington stood ready to provide India with advanced military technology.
    “The United States supports India’s emergence as a leading power and will continue to contribute to Indian capabilities to provide security throughout the region,” Tillerson told a joint news conference with Swaraj.
    But the talks also touched on India’s diplomatic ties with North Korea, Swaraj said, at a time when the United States has stepped up efforts to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.
    Swaraj said she told the top US diplomat that some level of diplomatic presence was necessary to keep open channels of communication.
    “As far as the question of embassy goes, our embassy there is very small, but there is in fact an embassy,” she said.
    “I told Secretary Tillerson that some of their friendly countries should maintain embassies there so that some channels of communication are kept open.”
    India and North Korea maintain diplomatic offices in each other’s capitals, though New Delhi recently banned trade of most goods with the country, except food and medicine. Trade was minimal, Swaraj said.
    The focus on North Korea comes as US President Donald Trump heads to China next month, where he is expected to urge President Xi Jinping to make good on his commitments to try to rein in North Korea.
    Tillerson, who flew in from Pakistan which he called an important US ally in the restive region, also held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is driving closer ties with the United States.
    But India, a former leading light of the Non-Aligned Movement and which was on the opposite side of the United States during the Cold War, still remains wary of any alliances with major powers lest it affects its autonomy.
    TIES TO IRAN
    India has also maintained ties with Iran which is being targeted by the Trump administration for its alleged military support of extremist groups in the Middle East and for its ballistic missile program.
    India has long sourced its oil from Iran, but in recent years the two sides have been also collaborating on key infrastructure projects.
    New Delhi is pushing hard for the development of Chabahar port on the Iranian coast as a hub for its trade links to the resource-rich countries of central Asia and Afghanistan but the Trump administration’s tough stance has raised new concerns over the future of that project.
    But Tillerson struck a conciliatory stance on India’s ties with Iran, saying it wouldn’t come in the way of countries doing legitimate business there.
    “It is not our objective to harm the Iranian people nor is it our objective to interfere with legitimate business activities that are going on with other businesses, whether they be from Europe, India or agreements that are in place or promote economic development and activity to the benefit of our friends and allies,” he said.
    America’s disagreements were with the Iranian regime, and in particular the Iran Revolutionary Guard, he said.
    India is especially keen on the Chabahar port as a way to bypass long-time foe Pakistan which does not allow easy trade and transit arrangements to Afghanistan and beyond.
    PAKISTAN
    Tillerson said the US stood should-to-shoulder with India in the fight against terrorism which New Delhi has long said is centered in militant groups operating from inside Pakistan.
    He said militant groups were a threat to everyone in the region, including Pakistan itself.
    “Quite frankly my view — and I expressed this to the leadership of Pakistan — is we also are concerned about the stability and security of Pakistan’s government as well.”
    The United States has been urging Pakistan to act against the groups that operate in Afghanistan, India and inside Pakistan itself. “Terrorist safe havens will not be tolerated,” Tillerson said.
    Pakistan says it is doing all it can to fight the militants.
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    Shameless hypocrites
     
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    Hypocrites are the folks that shows treacherous attitude of helping terrorists with one hand and receiving aid from US with other hand for the purpose of destroying terrorism.
    India would be always stern in her message .US is not the one that take decisions here .
    India has her own interests.
     
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    What is the significance of the statement of Mr. Tillerson IN INDIA that "Pakistan's Govt has dangers from extremists", if he has some intelligence he should have shared it with Pakistan Govt. US should stop equating Pakistan and Afghanistan again and again, one is victim of terrorism and later is exporter terrorism into Pakistan. Don't forget here that Afghanistan and India has close ties.
     
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    India is force which is the biggest destabilizing factor in the world name IS / Training North Korean scientist /Sending proxies and intervention in neighbouring countries
     
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    that's call business Usa is doing in syria, did in iraq and shameless nation are.those who forgot their own culture and Identity. Congrats to becoming new puppet of USA. Regarding terrorism how is kalbushan?
     
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  7. SrNair

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    You Pakistani are nothing to talk us about being a puppet.Nor you have any identity (thanks to your own delusions).So first identify your own identity .
    At least show some spine to US for what they did against for past one decade.
    Beggars cant chose ,welcome whatever shit that given by China,US or any other XYZ power and stay in your hole.
    This are diplomacies of major powers .
     
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    yes, they are the major power and you are the new bitch.

    your a patsy being set up to face China on their behalf
     
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    And yet mighty india has to clearify its relationship with other countries to her master!!
     
  10. SrNair

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    Says who?
    You?
    Jaunidiced eye would always see things in yellow .Bitches are one that takes Arms and alms from big nations for free by offering other services .
    India buys things using hard cash
    Noone clarifies nothing to anyone .They asked our cooperation we tell them we have our interests.
    Like I said ,show some spine and complete at least that pipeline project with Iran instead of showing bla ,bla here
     
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    Haha okay so you are not justifying anything you are just clearifying to your master about your relationship? Sound more like master and slave relationship to me! Doesnt it sound like that to you? Or you think you are some sophisticated "Help" and not slave who justifies and not clearifies thing to his master! Now i am confused are you cheap bitch of your master or are you like those gold digging girls? Damn!! Supa powas relationships are really confusing for us Pakistanis!
     
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    Comprehension problem ?
    May be unique to you only .

    For civilized world this is known as independent vibrant democracy .

    For you it is master ,slave this that .
    Like I said jaundiced eye
     
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    Dear Mr. Tillerson, We have open channels + Businesses with following countries:

    1. North Korea 2. Libya 3.Syria 4.Saddam's (Iraq) 5. Shah's Iran 6.Cuba 7. Yugoslavia
    If you are smart enough you see a pattern that where ever Russia is prepared to receive you, we have bigger foot print. & no the status quo will not change from here. U better tell us when u issue more H1B visa and sanction China(Since u have so much itch against them)... till then Happy Journey.
     
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    fancy words! but i am still confused.Are you people fancy butlers or poor slaves?
     
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    Yeh self respect!! But why clearify and justify?