After the sanctions was implemented on Iran, India did not follow the sanction, in this regard, Vice President of US Mike Pence would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his four nation trip next week during which Trump’s deputy will also attend the US-Asean summit and the Easr Asia summit in Singapore, the White House has said.
Generally the summit is attended by US President. However, this time Mike Pence would he representing the country at the request of Trump.
But diplomats are saying that US President does not want to meet Modi as India did not support sanction policy of Washington thathas been slapped upon Iran. Total Eight Countries, including India, will still purchase crude Oil from Tehran, in spite of having Washington warnings.
Pence will travel to Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea between November 11 and 18 to attend the US-ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit in Singapore as well as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Papua New Guinea.
Mike Pence will also participate in meetings with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Singapore premier Lee Hsien Loong, Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in addition to other bilateral meetings, the White House said.
National Security Advisor John Bolton will join Vice President Pence for the US-ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit in Singapore and APEC meetings in Papua New Guinea.
The Vice President is honoured to represent President Donald Trump at the US-ASEAN Summit and APEC next week, where he will highlight American leadership in the region and reaffirm our commitment to freedom, economic prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific,” Alyssa Farah, Press Secretary for the Vice President said.
A source from External Affairs Ministry said that pushing to Pence at the summit is a kind of sending messenger, who will convey US administration stand on India or will make out a plan to bring Delhi under their umbrella, what is recognised as Anti-Russia and Anti-China axis. Though last month Indian External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj cleared their stand on Iran before her counterparts to USA. At the meeting she had said that make it clear, your (US) policy does not harm our interest, which was referred to US sanctions upon Iran.