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Pakistan attacks India over UN seat

Pakistan today accused India of dividing the international community by demanding a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

world Updated: Dec 20, 2010 18:34 IST

Pakistan on Monday accused India of dividing the international community by demanding a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the National Assembly that Pakistan did not desire membership of the top UN body, the Express Tribune newspaper said.

In a written reply, the minister said the idea of permanent membership was "contrary to the spirit of democracy and accountability".

In an obvious reference to India, Qureshi said that "some aspirants for the UNSC seat are creating divisions among the international community".

He said the restructuring of the Security Council should be carried out only with consensus.

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