Pakistan criticizes US support for Indian UN seat

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is protesting American support for India’s attempts to get a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.

The government said in a statement Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s recent vow to back India’s bid was “incomprehensible.”

Pakistan and India are regional rivals who have fought three wars since 1947, two over the disputed region of Kashmir.

Islamabad does not like anything that increases India’s standing and power in the world.

U.S. support for New Delhi does not mean it will join the five permanent Security Council members anytime soon.

For India to join, the council would have be radically reformed, something that could take years to bring about.