Diplomatic Correspondent

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NEW DELHI: Iran has taken exception to the remarks made by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher that Washington had not found Tehran stable or reliable in anything in the last 10-20 years.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Iranian Embassy said: ``Criticising a third country in the host country is against international diplomatic norms and does not even reflect American culture.''

``The interests of the nations of the region require support of all global players to the projects which may bring about prosperity and development and would also help in reducing tension and terrorism," the release added.