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02-01-2006, 10:55 AM
India is likely to vote against Iran at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting in Vienna on February 2.

This comes after Russia and China, which abstained from voting at the IAEA (http://www.himalyanindia.com/dir/Science/Technology/Energy/Nuclear/) meeting in September 2005, changed their stand. They are now supporting the US, France and the UK on reporting Iran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear programme.

But if Iran doesn't come around in that time, then the UN has various options. The UN could give IAEA inspectors more powers to investigate Iranian nuclear activities. It could also consider imposing sanctions against Iran.

The support of Russia and China means that it will be easier for India to vote with international opinion against Iran.

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02-02-2006, 03:17 AM
I think India should do what is right and not follow USA or Iran.

02-02-2006, 12:03 PM
India should act in her interests

02-02-2006, 12:24 PM
India is a democratic (http://www.indiabook.com/india-information/republic-india.html) country and India should not follow any other country's opinion whether US or anybody.

02-03-2006, 07:36 AM
everyone think der own good so do india gotta think too..

02-03-2006, 08:32 AM
India know better than others to follow which path. As it is the matter of whole country's prestige, so India should think again and again before going to any path.

02-06-2006, 03:34 PM
India once again voted against Iran.

All India Muslim Forum(AIMF) president Nehaluddin and general secretary Sayeed Arshad Azmi alleged the decision was taken under the US pressure.

The Left parties also demanded a full debate in Parliament on India's vote at IAEA ahead of the "crucial" March meeting of the nuclear watchdog. They also expressed deep concern over the "violation" in the Common Minimum Programme by the Manmohan Singh Government in economic matters, including on airport privatisation.

India and 26 other countries voted in favour of an IAEA resolution to report Iran's controversial nuclear programme to the UN Security Council.

02-07-2006, 09:09 AM
that is cool. India made its own decision. that's fantastic.

04-22-2006, 10:49 AM
Geographically and historically relation between Iran and India are far lasting. It is better to have good relations with Iran than the unreliable USA. US always proved itself as a country who act on self interests. Today they are showing friendship towards India to counter balance China and sell their products in growing Indian market. You know why they oppose India's (and even to close ally Japan's) permanent membership of UN security council? Because they it can hurt their interests and they do not want any other country to have veto power. Why US opposed oil pipeline from Iran to India even tough India eagerly need energy to continue its economic growth.