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Will pursue gas pipeline deal with Iran despite US sanctions: Pak

Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 12:52

Islamabad: Pakistan has said that it would pursue its gas pipeline deal with Iran, despite risk of economic sanctions by the US.

Foreign Office Spokesman Muazzam A Khan said Pakistan is determined to have this project to meet the national energy needs.

Khan was asked for his comments on a Wall Street Journal report that Pakistan risks imposition of stringent US and UN sanctions if proposed Iran-Pakistan pipeline deal goes through.

According to the Nation the spokesman said that Pakistan is ‘least bothered about the US position,’ adding that their ‘position about the proposed project is very clear that it was in the best national interest of the country.’

He conceded that Pakistan has an understanding or arrangement with the US and NATO that all of their supplies will pass through Pakistan, the paper said.


First Published: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 12:51
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