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Former diplomat backs India’s abstention in UNSC over Russia’s referendum



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Oct 1, 2022 23:22 IST

New Delhi [India]1 October (ANI): India supports the United Nations Charter on Territorial Integrity and has consistently reiterated its basic belief that now is not the time for war and diplomacy must be given all necessary opportunities. a former diplomat Manjeev Singh Puri said bucking India abstains At the UNSC on the Russian referendum on Ukraine.
Speaking exclusively to ANI, Puri said, “India supports the United Nations Charter on Territorial Integrity. It reiterates what is a fundamental belief in the Charter, and now is not the time for war: We must give diplomacy every chance it needs.”
The UN Security Council voted on Friday at the UNSC to vote on a resolution condemning the Ukraine referendum, presented by the United States and Albania but not adopted after Russia exercised its veto, but India, China and Gabon. , Brazil abstained.
“We all knew this resolution would not pass as Russia was about to veto it, but India made its position very clear in the statement,” he added.
India’s slick diplomacy at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) forced China to withdraw its resolution on AUKUS. senior diplomat Many countries have nuclear submarines, but the issue China is trying to bring to the negotiating table is the IAEA’s General Assembly trying to get resolutions against countries considered hostile to them. emphasized that it should

“The world didn’t see it this way. The world didn’t. They can’t win all the time,” he said.
According to sources, “The General Assembly of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was held in Vienna from September 26 to 30, 2022. China passed a resolution against AUKUS, which intends to provide Australia with nuclear submarines. (although armed with normal weapons).
China argued that the initiative violated its responsibilities under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). He also criticized the IAEA’s role in this regard. India acknowledged the soundness of the IAEA’s technical assessment and viewed the initiative objectively. His IAEA Mission to India in Vienna has worked closely with many of his IAEA Member States in this regard.
India’s considered role has helped many smaller states take a clear stance on China’s proposal. I withdrew the resolution. Interestingly, the Chinese were confident enough in her Sept. 28 success to have the Global Times publish an article on the subject.
India’s skillful and influential diplomacy has been highly praised by IAEA member states, especially its AUKUS partners. (Ani)

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