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India's vote at IAEA not against Iran: Manmohan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Oct 8, IRNA
India's vote at the IAEA on Iran's nuclear program was not against Tehran, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh insisted today and said diplomacy should be given a chance.

According to a PTI report, he said, "I have said this earlier also that this is not a vote against Iran. I would like the matter to be resolved within the International Atomic Energy Authority (Agency) and diplomacy should be given a chance to sort out a viable compromise," he said at a press conference in Chandigarh.

"On what happens in the future, I think we will cross the bridge when we reach there," he said.

The prime minister said the operative part of the (IAEA) resolution was precisely to give diplomacy a chance, i.e., two to three months to reconcile.

"The matter has not been referred to the Security Council. The way we have voted is within the broad parameters I have laid down," said Singh, who was was flanked by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.



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