Terror and talks don’t go together, Sushma Swaraj’s stand on Pak
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was addressing her annual press conference on the Modi government’s fourth anniversary said, “We are ready for talks. But there’s a caveat — terror and talks cannot go together. This has always been our position.”
She was asked about India’s stand on position with Pakistan. To which she replied, “When the border is hot when soldiers are dying, we can’t talk to Pakistan. The NSAs (national security advisers) talk because talks on terror should be held.”
When asked about India’s position on US sanctions Swaraj replied, “we accept US sanctions, not country-specific ones.”
India depends on Iran for its oil imports and also has a strategic port there, both of which will be hit by American sanctions.
In regards to H-1B visas, the External Affairs Minister said that “Ultimately it’s America’s decision; they are a sovereign country but we are trying our best.”
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