Clinton Urges India to Tackle Climate Change, Terrorism

Clinton says US, India allies in fight against terrorism
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 18, 2009 5:41 AM CDT
Clinton Urges India to Tackle Climate Change, Terrorism
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a press conference at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, Saturday, July 18, 2009.    (Manish Swarup)

Hillary Clinton opened a visit to India today by urging the country not to repeat American mistakes in contributing to global pollution, the AP reports. "We acknowledge now, with President Obama, that we have made mistakes in the United States, and we, along with other developed countries, have contributed most significantly to the problem that we face with climate change," she said. "We are hoping a great country like India will not make the same mistakes."

Clinton, speaking at the Mumbai hotel attacked by terrorists last November, cast India and the United States as allies in the fight against terrorism. "We have a great sense of solidarity and sympathy, having gone through what we did on 9/11," she said. "We are fighting wars to end the threat of terrorism against us, our friends, and allies around the world." She said India can choose its own way of contributing, but must be part of a broader effort to defeat the threat. (More India stories.)

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