India's decision to continue importing Iranian oil is a slap on the face of the United States, which is galvanising the international community to isolate Tehran, according to a former US diplomat who was Bush Administration's pointman on Indo-US civilian nuclear deal.-Comment
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Iran is a hard nut to crack. On one hand, we cant be a satellite nation of US and the West, though the threat of a Islamic bomb is a real one. With the religious sentiments so strong and intolerance high, a bomb with a Iran can be a threat to the whole world, not just for US. It is also true that we cant hold back a country for very long from any technology, if the nation is very keen on acquiring it. It has to happen to-day or tomorrow. All US can do is to delay it. India's economic compulsions shud also be considered here. Money power determines our position in the global scene !