Minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj made it clear that India will not shut its embassy in North Korea. She said that India’s trade with North Korea was minimal and that it had only a small embassy in Pyongyang.
Visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the US has been involved in a war of words with North Korea amid fears of a nuclear conflict. Sushma Swaraj said in response to a question from the American media that it was necessary to have channels of communication. Mr.Tillerson appreciated India’s stand .
He also indicated that he had no objection to India and Afghanistan’s efforts to develop the Chabahar port in Iran and that it was not against legitimate business activities of European countries or India with Iran.US was also not against Iranian people but it only wanted sanctions to punish the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and its oppressive revolutionary regime.