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U.S. Envoy: S. Asia Tensions Lessen

June 7, 2002

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NEW DELHI, India (AP) _ A key U.S. envoy emerged from talks with the Indian prime minister Friday and said tensions with nuclear-armed rival Pakistan appeared to be easing.

Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage met with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a day after huddling with the Pakistani leadership in Islamabad.

``Tensions are a little bit down,″ Armitage said. ``I feel very good about the discussions in India.″

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