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New US resolution on Iraq insufficient: India
Vinay Shukla in Moscow | September 09, 2003 01:08 IST
India on Monday termed the US-sponsored draft UN resolution for multinational troop deployment in Iraq as 'not sufficient'.
"The P-5 nations would have to reach a compromise, which could be possible within days," Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal said after hectic parleys with Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and other senior officials in Moscow.
Asked to comment on whether India backed the Russian stance seeking greater UN authority in Iraq, Sibal said, "India is for a key UN role. Any resolution which gives the UN a greater role will be looked at favourably by us."
"It is not proper for us to take sides when the five permanent members of the Security Council are busy in negotiations to reach a compromise," he added.