New Delhi, Nov 7, IRNA-External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh said he would favor revision of India's vote on Iran's nuclear program at the upcoming meeting of the IAEA if a resolution stronger than the one placed last time was put forward.
"If a resolution is placed at the IAEA which is more severe than the last one which says that this matter (Iran nuclear issue) must go to the UN Security Council, I can as Foreign Minister of India tell you that my recommendation to the Government will be to revise our vote."
In his inaugural address dubbed `India-Africa Project Partnership 2005 Expanding Horizons' at an India-Africa conclave here, he emphasised that during the voting at the IAEA in Vienna on November 24, "we will take decisions considering what we think is in our vital national interests."
The minister also made a veiled attack on the US for its war in Iraq, saying "India and Africa should stand together so that no country or group of countries can take unilateral action to reduce countries to what has been done in Iran," PTI reported.
India had gone along with the US and EU in voting against Iran at the last IAEA meeting in Vienna in September, triggering strong protests from UPA's Left allies. However, the government defended its stand, saying it helped avoid referral of the issue to the UNSC.
Singh noted that India had "succeeded" in September in preventing the issue from going to the UN Security council.
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