India backs Iran's peaceful nuclear programme

India has backed Iran's "peaceful" nuclear programme and said New Delhi would continue its "significant" engagement with Tehran since the oil-rich nation is an important-role player in the Middle East. Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a three-day visit to UAE, said India fully supports Iran's attempt to develop "its knowledge-base pertaining to the harnessing of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes." 

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