The United States will consider supporting India for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council but only after examining a new report on reforming the world body. US Ambassador to New Delhi David Mulford told reporters in New Delhi. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan plans to issue his own report in March. The remarks came shortly after a four-member U.S. congressional delegation, currently visiting India, said it is in favor of India getting the seat with veto power. India has been lobbying hard along with Japan, Brazil and Germany for an inner ring U.N. seat. In December,, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his support for India getting the seat.