U.S. would support giving India permanent seat on Security Council

Obama says U.S. is working “to help make it a reality”


In a ringing endorsement that is bound to warm relations between America and India—and possibly irritate others, like China—U.S. President Barack Obama has said he supports India’s bid for a permanent seat on an expanded U.N. Security Council. “The United States not only welcomes India as a rising global power,” Obama said, “we fervently support it, and we have worked to help make it a reality.” The president added that “the relationship between the United States and India—bound by our shared interests and values—will be one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century.” The only other country Obama has endorsed for a permanent seat on the Security Council is Japan.

Washington Post

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