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US "strongly supports" India's bid for permanent seat in Security Council

Guwahati: The US "strongly supports" India's bid for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council, its Ambassador to India Richard Verma said here today."Based on the statement of President Obama, the US strongly
PTI September 02, 2015 19:11 IST
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Guwahati: The US "strongly supports" India's bid for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council, its Ambassador to India Richard Verma said here today.

"Based on the statement of President Obama, the US strongly supports India's place in the UN Security Council,"Verma said at a press meet here.

"We know there have been reports to the contrary, butthey are not backed by truth. We want to clarify that US supports India's place in the Security Council," he said.

"Pace of that movement and best method for that critical effort (for reforms). We are working on it very strongly. We are working consistently on it.

 It is a long and complicated process to reform the UN," he said.

"We strongly support India's leadership as an emergingglobal power," the Ambassador said.