India not mediating between US and North Korea

New Delhi, May 28: India is not mediating between the US and North Korea for talks between those two countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Answering a question at her annual press conference, Sushma Swaraj said that ongoing negotiations with North Korea started with a summit level meeting between North Korea and South Korea. “After that there was talk of a meeting with the US,” she said. “Then US felt that China can play some role in this. Nobody has asked us to play any role and nor are we playing a role here.” Regarding V.K. Singh’s visit to N Korea earlier this month, Swaraj said that when she went to Baku, Azerbaijan, last month to attend the Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting, the N Korean Foreign Minister told her that the India-North Korea Joint Commission Meeting has not been held for over a year and the foreign office consultations have also not been held. (IANS)