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Cablegate: India: Pressuring Iran On Human Rights

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IR PHUM PREL IN
SUBJECT: INDIA: PRESSURING IRAN ON HUMAN RIGHTS

REF: SECSTATE 12108

1. (U) On February 8, Post delivered reftel points to Under
Secretary Siddhartha Nath of Ministry of External Affairs
(MEA) Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran Division and Under Secretary
Abhishek Verma of UN Political Division. We urged India to
pressure Iran regarding their numerous human rights
violations. Neither Nath nor Verma offered a subtantive
reply, but each said he would share our message with senior
MEA officials. Post will follow up with MEA and report any
substantive response septel.
ROEMER

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