WASHINGTON, D.C. - US has distanced itself from the alleged offensive comments made by its diplomat, who was expelled by India in a tit-for-tat action following arrest of a senior Indian diplomat in New York last month. “Those comments absolutely do not reflect US Government policy, nor were they made on any official US Government social media account,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, told reporters.
Harf was responding to questions on the Facebook postings by American diplomat Wayne May and his spouse Alicia Muller in which they make offensive comments about India and appear to be insensitive to Indian culture. Citing privacy reasons, the State Department official refused to identify the diplomat who was asked to leave India last week. But Indian sources have identified them as Wayne May and Alicia Muller May. The couples were not available for reaction. (PTI)