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India says Security Council now more credible

UNITED NATIONS — The presence of India and other key regional powers on the Security Council starting this week gives the UNs most powerful body more credibility and legitimacy because it now reflects the world in the 21st century, India's UN ambassador said Tuesday.
Hardeep Singh Puri said the election of India, South Africa and Germany to two-year terms, joining Brazil and Nigeria who were elected last year, puts five important countries that have been campaigning for council reform and permanent seats on the 15-member body at the same time.
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