Washington: The United States has said it supports full human rights and freedom of expression for Tibetans.

"It is well known that we support full human rights and freedom of expression for Tibetans while seeing Tibet as a part of China, so we will continue to approach it in that context," the State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters on Tuesday at her daily news conference.

However, Nuland did not respond to the question as to what kind of relationship the United States would have with Lobsang Sangay, the new Prime Minister in Exile for the Tibetan people.

"Well, obviously, our relationship with the Dalai Lama will continue. With regard to this individual, I'll take the question and we'll come back to you," she said.

(Agencies)