US on Monday asked India to "diminish" its economic relations with "nuclear
outlaw" Iran and join the international community in dealing with "one
of the most difficult security problems" facing the world.
Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said, "We hope that India, as well
as all other states China, Russia, France, Britain and Japan will
diminish their economic relations with Iran."
state department official, howeve r, noted that there was nothing in the 123 agreement
between India and the US to implement the bilateral civil nuclear deal that pertains
directly to Iran.