India will use the visit here next week of U.S. National Security Adviser James Jones to press home its concerns about the extra-territoriality of American sanctions on Iran as well as about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

General Jones, who will arrive here on July 14, will hold discussions with National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon. Their interaction comes a little more than a month after the foreign minister-level strategic dialogue in Washington that was intended to broaden the areas of bilateral cooperation in the run-up to President Barack Obama’s visit to India this November.

India, say officials, is in the process of reviewing all its options on the Afghan issue in anticipation of a drawdown of American and allied forces from that embattled country.

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