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US shared classified data on Iran to secure India vote: Expert

T V Parsuram in Washington | October 01, 2005 03:53 IST

The United States took the "unusual step" of sharing highly classified intelligence data on Iran's alleged efforts to develop a nuclear-capable missile to secure India's support for the International Atomic Energy Agency resolution against Tehran's controversial atomic programme, an American expert has claimed.

The maturity of the deepening Indo-US relationship is being tested by the contentious issue of Iran and Washington
was "pleased and relieved" that New Delhi finally backed it in taking a tough stance in dealing with Tehran, John E Carbaugh, a policy analyst who advises the US administration and major American multinational firms, said in his latest India Report.

To secure the Indian vote, claimed Carbaugh, the US took the "unusual step" of sharing highly classified intelligence data on Tehran's alleged efforts to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

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Number of User Comments: 9

Sub: Classified !!!!!!!!!$$$$!!!!!!£££!!!!!******?????

Hope this 'classified data' doesn't have the same resemblance and credibility as that of 'Weapons Off (!!) Mass Destruction' used to justifying the unilateral invasion ...

Posted by krishnadas

Sub: Intel data

Cool!! I think the intel data was as reliable as what they showed us regarding WMDs in Iraq.

Posted by clueless

Sub: Nuclear Iran

Let us be clear in our Foreign Policy approach.Our firm direction is to have 'friendly' relations with ALL nations.This cannot be twisted out of shape ...

Posted by C D Pereira

Sub: US also shared calssified data on WMDs

This peice of information looks more like PR exercise, USA has also shared 'Highly classified' data on Iraq's WMDs which were never found. Authenticity of ...

Posted by Abhinav

Sub: Duh...!!!

An unusual move...sure. Classified data from the same war machine that presented evidence on Iraq and Hussein being behind 9/11 and hoarding WMD's!! Weak justification ...

Posted by Aj Dj



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