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Iran vote against national interest: Fernandes

The JD(U) attacked the Manmohan Govt for becoming a "direct party to the designs of the US" in voting against Iran on the nuclear issue.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2006 20:18 IST

The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday said the move was against national interest and it would launch an nationwide agitation on the issue.

The JD(U) attacked the Manmohan Singh Government for becoming a "direct party to the designs of the US" in voting against Iran on the nuclear issue.

"India's vote in IAEA is clearly against our own national interest and breaches the broad national consensus on foreign policy. India has for the first time become a direct party to the designs of the US, to limit the sovereignty of other countries not convenient to it," Fernandes, also NDA Convenor, said in a press conference.

"Iraq was sought to be repeated in Iran and India was this time party to it," he said adding JD(U) would launch a nationwide campaign to oppose the UPA government's decision to vote for taking Iran's nuclear issue to the UN Security Council.

Taking a swipe at the Left parties and the Samajwadi Party in the matter, Fernandes said if their opposition was limited to just making public statements, when they are in a position to reverse the course, the people of India were bound to treat them as "a hypocritical lot trying to run with the hare and hunt with the hound".

"If they do not reconsider support to this Government, it will be too late to reverse the anti-national course this government has chosen," he said.