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India's vote at IAEA not against Iran: Manmohan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Oct 8, IRNA
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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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