Pakistan rebuffs US backing for India

Published: November 9, 2010
Pakistan says New Delhi's inclusion to UN Security Council would discredit the decision-making body.

Pakistan says New Delhi's inclusion to UN Security Council would discredit the decision-making body.

ISLAMABAD: In a clear rebuff to President Barack Obama’s backing for Indian bid to get permanent membership of the UN Security Council, Pakistan on Monday said New Delhi’s inclusion into the ‘exclusive club’ would discredit and undermine the world’s powerful decision-making body.

“There are reasons enough to discredit this proposed direction of the process of UNSC reforms such as India’s conduct in relations with its neighbours and its continued flagrant violations of security council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir,” said a foreign office statement after Obama’s statement.

“Pakistan believes that US endorsement of India’s bid for its permanent seat in the Security Council adds to the complexity of the process of reforms of the Council,” said the statement.

It said that India’s inclusion as permanent member of the world’s body would gravely undermine the principle of collective security. Analysts believe President Obama’s statement is certainly a ‘diplomatic victory’ for India but it does not mean New Delhi will join the UNSC anytime soon. “It could take years and even then it is not certain if India indeed becomes the permanent member,” said former foreign secretary Riaz Khokhar.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Sengathir
    Nov 9, 2010 - 11:43AM

    India would be a proud UNSC permanent member, after settling Kashmir…

    Till then, it would hear lot of murmurs from Europe and protests from Pakistan regarding Kashmir.Recommend

  • Ashutosh
    Nov 9, 2010 - 1:44PM

    Under the leadership of Mr. Manmohan Singh, India is doing every thing right. The stature of the country is growing bigger by the day.

    If we continue doing the same, I am sure, no one will be able to stop India from its rightful place in all spheres.Recommend

  • Ronit
    Nov 10, 2010 - 12:22AM

    who cares!!Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Nov 15, 2010 - 8:58PM

    So does somalia and sudan!!! We can shout as much as we want but nobody is gonna care.Recommend

  • Nov 25, 2010 - 12:20PM

    yawn !!Recommend

  • Ash
    Dec 9, 2010 - 11:09AM

    Really speaking, pakistans claim that India has violated UN Resolutions regarding Kashmir.
    But so has Pak? Don’t you occupy the PoK.
    The claim that India has gross Human Rights violations in Kashmir is a hogwash. Veto countries – China and the USA have the worst human rights records in years to come. Does that mean they will “Discredit and undermine the world’s powerful decision-making body” ?
    China has blatantly violated UN resolutions as they please F.Y.I.
    It still continues to block and back a rogue N.Korea inspite of sanctions placed. Isn’t that utter discredit of the Institution in itself?
    The main arguement behind Inclusion of India is that the UN should be representative of all regions and India and China form a part of ASIAs inclusion. So will Germany and South Africa and Brazil.Recommend

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