Washington, Jan 28 (Agencies): Affirming India’s quest for permanent seat in the UN Security Council, the US has said it will work diligently and forcefully to push for reform.

"The UN no longer reflects some of the realities of today. And therefore, we'll continue to work on that," Mike Hammer, spokesperson of the National Security Council, White House, told Washington-based foreign journalists here.

Reforming the Security Council, he said, is one of the top foreign policy agenda of the Obama Administration.

"We are looking to have UN Security Council reform.  We have, as it was made clear, the (US) President announced in our visit in India our support for India in the UN Security Council," he said.

At the same time he acknowledged that such a reform would take time.

"We also recognise that these reforms take considerable effort and time. And that's something that obviously (US) Ambassador (to the UN, Susan) Rice will be working on very diligently and forcefully over the coming months," he said.

Obama placed a high priority in terms of trying to reestablish and reassert American leadership and standing around the globe.

"We have begun to develop new partnerships to address the global challenges that we all face and common interests that we share,” he said.

Hammer said the US President remains firmly committed to try to advance the peace process in the Middle East.

"That’s something we're working on every day," he said.