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Remarks made by MEA Official Spokesperson in response to a question on comments made by Secretary, Supreme National Security Council of Iran regarding India in a recent interview

New Delhi
January 16, 2006

In response to a question on comments made by Secretary, Supreme National Security Council of Iran regarding India in a recent interview the Official Spokesperson said:

We have seen comments made by Mr. Ali Larijani, Secretary, Supreme National Security Council of Iran regarding India in a recent interview. We regret this reference to India.

We have consistently maintained that it is a State's sovereign right to enter into treaties and international agreements. Every State must fully comply with its international obligations and commitments and in a transparent manner.

India is a responsible nuclear weapon State and has always been in compliance with its obligations under international treaties and agreements.