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New York: Haryana and the US state of Connecticut have agreed to develop long-term partnership for sharing economic, social and cultural experiences.

The agreement was reached during a meeting on Tuesday between visiting Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy in state capital Hartford, near New York.

Malloy assured Khattar that he would take up the issue of investment with Fortune 100 enterprises, 17 of which are located in Connecticut, according to a Haryana government media release.

Malloy accepted Khattar’s invitation to visit Haryana. He will be visiting Haryana early next year to scout for investment opportunities in the auto and precision engineering sector.

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Dannel P. Malloy

Earlier, Khattar and Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister Abhimanyu met seven prospective investors in New York to discuss the possibility of investment in projects and joint ventures in the power and renewable energy sectors, the release said.

Clutch Group founder and CEO Abhi Shah accepted Khattar’s request to start a power project in Haryana and make investment on the pattern of Gujarat, for providing modern facilities like gymnasium, and smart teaching aids.

ThermoAura Inc co-founder and president Rutvik J. Mehta expressed his intention to enter into a joint venture for establishing facilities for manufacturing solar thermal generators.

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Manohar Lal Khattar

Ducon Group of Companies chairman and CEO Aron Govil, who was born in Hisar in Haryana, evinced keen interest in setting up a 100 MW solar power plant in the state.

KPM Assets Alliance managing director Maheshwar Saladi expressed desire to bring a delegation of investors from the US for exploring possible avenues for investment in different sectors in Haryana.

New Silk Route CEO and Vedanta Capital co-founder Parag Saxena discussed issues relating to the deepening of the bond market for financing infrastructural projects.

The Haryana government also signed an MoU with Carrier Airconditioning and Refrigeration Limited, a unit of United Technologies Corporation at Pratt and Whitney Plant, for setting up an additional plant for manufacturing air-conditioning devices in Gurgaon.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Khattar and Abhimanyu at Hartford.

The proposed manufacturing facility in Gurgaon will provide employment to more than 2,000 people besides bringing in investment worth $50 million.

(IANS)

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Iran Denounces US as Actual “Head of Global Terrorism”

China, an economic partner of Iran, urged countries outside the Middle East to promote peace and stability in the region and to avoid any acts of aggression

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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a ceremony marking "National Day of Nuclear Technology," in Tehran, Iran, April 9, 2019. VOA

Steve Herman contributed to this report from the White House; Carla Babb – from the Pentagon.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced the United States Tuesday as the actual “head of global terrorism,” one day after the U.S. designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization.

The move was the first time the U.S. designated part of another government as a terrorist organization.

“This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft,” President Donald Trump declared in a statement. “The IRGC is the Iranian government’s primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign.”

The U.S. action, which takes effect next week and includes the IRGC’s elite secretive Quds Force, means it will be a federal crime to provide any type of support to the IRGC.

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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting with a group of Revolutionary Guards and their families, in Tehran, Iran, April 9, 2019. VOA

Rouhani said the U.S. designation would only bolster the reputation of the Revolutionary Guards and promote harmony among Iranians.

“This mistake will unite Iranians and the Guards will grow more popular in Iran and in the region,” Rouhani said. “America has used terrorists as a tool in the region while the Guards have fought against them from Iraq to Syria.”

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed a group of guards Tuesday, describing the U.S. action as a “vicious move” that “will bear no fruit.” After Iran’s legislature convened for an open session in Tehran Tuesday, lawmakers dressed in paramilitary uniforms chanted, “Death to America.”

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticized the U.S. decision as the “climax of stupidity and ignorance.” Supreme National Security Council spokesman Keivan Khosravi warned without elaborating that “any unusual move by American forces in the region will be perceived as the behavior by a terrorist group.”

China, an economic partner of Iran, urged countries outside the Middle East to promote peace and stability in the region and to avoid any acts of aggression.

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After Iran’s legislature convened for an open session in Tehran Tuesday, lawmakers dressed in paramilitary uniforms chanted, “Death to America.” VOA

“We oppose power politics and bullying by any countries,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.

Minutes after the announcement from the White House on the designation Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated the IRGC “organizes and executes terror campaigns around the world.”

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U.S. officials, in comments to reporters, are also referring to the IRGC as a “death cult” that, they say, is the true face of Iranian foreign policy.

Pompeo declined to say, when asked by a reporter, whether the terrorist designation means that the U.S. military will target IRGC leaders the same way it does those of the Islamic State group. Iran responded Monday to the U.S. action by putting U.S. military forces on its list of terror groups. (VOA)