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#JeffSessions refuses to discuss Trump conversations on Russia

WASHINGTON - Focusing on India in his first major foreign policy speech, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pledged a deeper and broader security and economic relationship between the US and the largest democracy in the world – something which has broad bipartisan support in Washington DC, and for the first time clarifies US policy in south Asia, analysts said. Speaking at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) days before his first official visit to New Delhi next week, Mr Tillerson said: “The United States and India are increasingly global partners with growing strategic convergence. “The emerging Delhi-Washington strategic partnership stands upon a shared commitment (of) upholding the rule of law, freedom of navigation, universal values and free trade. “Security issues that concern India, concern the United States,” he emphasised. The US had proposed...

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