'We'll look at it [the UN resoultion] very carefully. But I must emphasize that this matter will have to be placed before the government at the highest levels so it would be premature for me to say yea or nay.'
"It's not a reward for A.Q. Khan, it's part of a continuing relationship and we have been doing things to demonstrate to the Pakistanis that we are good, solid, long term partners. The same relationship we want to have with India."
'I advised the Foreign Minister this morning that we will also be making notification to our Congress that will designate Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally for purposes of our future military-military relations.'
The meeting with the US Prez might signify the closeness of the two 'natural allies' and the importance given by the administration but the attention given to India by the US journos at a press-briefing by Colin Powell and Yashwant Sinha reflects yet
The US Secretary of state on Indian External Affairs Minister's statement about pre-emptive strikes, says, 'we don't believe there is a need now for any military action of any kind' in an interview on PTV, April 10.