• Kushal Kumar Jha

Here's what US President Joe Biden's pick for the Ambassador to the UN said about India's UNSC bid




US President Joe Biden's pick for the ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, on Wednesday showed some reservations when asked about India's bid to be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

When Senator Jeff Merkley from Oregon asked, "Do you think India, Germany, Japan, should be (permanent) members (UNSC)," Linda replied by saying, "I think there has been some discussions about them being members of the Security Council and there are some strong arguments for that... But I also know that there are others who disagree within their regions that they should be the representative of their region. That, too, is an ongoing discussion" However, President Biden in his campaign policy document last year had reiterated its promise of supporting India as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. "Recognising India's growing role on the world stage, the Obama-Biden Administration formally declared US support for India's membership in a reformed and expanded United Nations Security Council," Biden Campaign's policy document on Indian-Americans had said last August. The three previous administrations from US, led by George W Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, had publicly said that the United States supports India's bid to be a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

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