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India's statement on US State Department Spokesman's remarks

 We have taken note of the remarks made by Mr. James P. Rubin, Spokesman of
  the State Department of the United States regarding a senior Cabinet Minister of the
  Government of India. We had earlier drawn attention to intemperate outbursts by
  the State Department Spokesman. Such language is not used in allusion to senior
  political leaders of any country, even those with whom there may be disagreements.
  We would expect that this courtesy, which is standard practice in responsible
  diplomatic communication, would be extended to India. 

 New Delhi
  21th May, 1998