Obama Endorses India's Bid for Permanent UN Seat
November 8th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Obama Endorses India's Bid for Permanent UN Seat

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) - In another major sign of growing ties between the two nations, President Obama on Monday used a speech before the Indian Parliament to endorse this country's bid for permanent membership on the United Nations Security Council.

Ben Rhodes, a top White House aide, told reporters before the speech that the Obama administration wants to "send as clear a statement as possible" that the U.S. sees India as a "rising player" on the international stage.
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